Radio: Pick of the Day

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MARTIN JARVIS, who has now recorded some 100 of Richmal Crompton's stories, reads "April Fool's Day" in Just William (9.45am R4FM), as part of a series marking the 80th anniversary of the character's first appearance. It contains a line that seems to sum up the eternal frustration of childhood: "I don't think there's a single place left to play in England which hasn't got a house next to it, nor ready to make a fuss the minute your ball goes into its garden."

With their hit single "Mulder and Scully" sounding more dated by the hour, Catatonia (right) headline Radio 1's weekend in London in Lamacq Live (7pm R1).

Sound Stories (11am R3) this week focuses on cathedrals, beginning with Canterbury.

Dominic Cavendish