Radio: Pick of the Day

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"ABSURD AND uninteresting... and dull," was one publisher's verdict on William Golding's Lord of the Flies (right). Rick Gekoski finds out how the book's reputation was repaired in Rare Books, Rare People (9.30am R4).

Today's Afternoon Play (2.15pm R4) play is Jeff Noon's Alphabox. It investigates the construction of language, completing a journey initiated by James Joyce.