Tuesday Radio: Pick of the Day

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The Independent Culture
FOR MANY, Christmas has become a crassly commercial, TV-dominated festival. But for some, it is still the time of year when we celebrate the arrival of the Blue Peter annual. In Annual Delights (9pm R2) Hugh Dennis surveys the history of the annual, from its Victorian origins to the first recognisably modern children's annuals.

More sophisticated pleasures with the return of Book, Music and Lyrics (10.45pm R3), Robert Cushman's intelligent look at the world of musicals. Today, he sees what the older generation of musical writers have been up to lately, and compares their work to the latest blockbusters, including Rent (right).