RADIO: Pick of the Day

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POISONED BY A TREE (2.15pm R4), the Afternoon Play, sees a 60- year-old woman in hospital having her gallstones removed. She returns home determined to heal family rifts, though quite where the tree comes in remains a mystery.

In Hear and Now (10.30pm R3), Sarah Walker (right) introduces the Scandinavian ensemble Avanti, who perform the music of Finnish electro-acoustic composer Kaija Saariaho.