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Chrissie Hynde and John McEnroe serve up a treat on Iggy Pop's 6Music slot

There are times on the radio when a solo voice just doesn't cut it. Listening to presenters in the early-morning slots, you get a sense of distressed souls babbling into the void while doing their utmost to muzzle their feelings of isolation. "Help! Is there anyone out there?" they seem to cry out as, locked in their soundproofed prisons, they read out the 158th text from a truck driver from Rhyl.

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In a hit Swedish TV drama, soon to be remade in English, lifelike robots do the all the dirty work. Pure science fiction, wonders Gerard Gilbert – or a glimpse of the future?
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Inside Television: A feast of comedy on Fridays

This Friday night, as is traditional, I’ll be enjoying some family time over dinner. In other words, I’ll be watching the new series of Friday Night Dinners - alone, hopefully - with a family-size glass of wine. Glorious.

Nate DiMeo's The Memory Palace podcasts: Mournful yet mesmerising four-minute wonders

If, as a dedicated radio listener, you haven't heard The Memory Palace podcast (thememorypalace.us), the three-to-four-minute snippets of history beamed from Los Angeles, then your life isn't what it could be. I would even go so far as to say you are letting yourself down.

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