Radio: Pick of the Day

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The Independent Culture
THERE HAS been so much publicity for this year's Reith Lectures (8pm R4), it's as if the BBC is demonstrating the need for protectionism in the face of the runaway globalisation that Anthony Giddens, director of the London School of Economics, has chosen as his subject. Although there are some vivid descriptions of the technological changes revolutionising interactions of every kind, the opening lecture is surprisingly windy.

In Postscript (9.35pm R3), Professor Ian Christie continues his look at how cinema has given a new currency to the age-old theme of apocalypse. Today, he analyses how the post-war threat of nuclear annihilation was represented on celluloid, with reference to The Seventh Seal.