Radio: Pick of the day

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WHILE BILLY WILDER was visiting Europe shortly after the Second World War, his wife asked him to buy a bidet. He cabled her: "Unable obtain bidet. Suggest handstand in shower." That is a neat example of the way Wilder mixed European sophistication with Hollywood vulgarity, and a distinct tinge of misanthropy. Some Like It Wilder (9pm R2) looks back at his career which included such classics as Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and Some Like it Hot.

Marina Warner scrutinises the relationship between people and swine in These Little Piggies (8pm R4). The humble porker been forced to carry a hefty symbolic burden all the way from Homer through to the Three Little Pigs.