Radio: Pick of the Day

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THE PROGRAMME that packs more politely appreciative laughter into an hour than any other, Loose Ends (10am R4) returns today for a new series. Patricia Hodge and Julian Lloyd Webber help keep Ned Sherrin company in his anecdotage.

Music-lovers are well served tonight: in the first part of The American Trilogy (7pm R2), Billy Bragg's look at legendary American solo artists, Bruce Springsteen (right) gives some exclusive insights into his career. It's followed by Blondie in Concert (8pm R2).

Later, Jazz on 3 (11.30pm) airs a recorded concert which brought together the drummer Louis Maholo and Lester Bowie, trumpeter with the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago.