Radio: Pick of the Day

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MANY PEOPLE have been put off Shakespeare after encountering his work at secondary school. One of the problems, according to Golden Lads and Girls (11am R4), is that they started too late. This feature looks at taking Shakespeare into junior schools, and shows very young children coping without much trouble, and enjoying it. Mark Rylance (right) is the presenter.

Education 2000 (8pm R4) is a new series of "forums" on planned changes to the schools system. This first programme concentrates on arguments about teaching standards.

Nick Barraclough gets his kicks in Route 66 Revisited (10pm R2), following the great highway through the heart of America in seven programmes.