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Radio: Pick of the Day

IT'S A tawdry business, throwing the media spotlight on relatives of the famous, but it's got to be done and at least radio spares us the hideous glow of palpably reflected glory. In today's The Musical Side of the Family (1.30pm R4), the Rt Reverend Brian Hannon lifts the lid on his perplexed relationship with son Neil (right), the flamboyant frontman of the Divine Comedy.

Paddy in the Smoke (9pm R2) looks at the contribution the Irish have made to English cultural life.

In The Directors (10pm R2), Neil Jordan, who has made two movies - Michael Collins and The Crying Game - about the Irish situation explains why he does not see himself as a political film-maker.