Radio: Pick of the Day

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THERE'S ANOTHER chance to hear the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam (right), talking candidly about her job, as well as battles with cancer and her father's alcoholism in Desert Island Discs (9am R4).

Hard Men and Mountains (11am R4) tells the story of the Creagh Dhu Climbing Club, whose first members - all Clydeside shipyard workers - left their slum homes for the hills every weekend to escape the hardships of 1930s life. Lindsay Cannon meets some of the "old characters".

Mike Walker boldly tackles the life of FBI director J Edgar Hoover in an authoritative four-part biodrama, starting with his early handling of handling of the communist threat in the Afternoon Play (2.15pm R4).