Radio: Pick of the Day

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MUCH TO listen to, too little time: you can dispense painlessly, however, with Mel and Sue's Comedy Breakdown (1pm R2), in which the "cult" TV presenters raid the Beeb's comedy archives.

There's a compelling, maudlin new series: A History of Grief in Three Funerals (2.30pm R4) presented by the historian Ruth Richardson, looking at Britain's complex rituals of mourning, beginning with a study of the interring of the Elizabethan diplomat, Sir Henry Unton.

The Archive Hour (8pm R4) reopens the discussion on CP Snow's famous lecture positing a nation divided between science and art. It's followed by a crisp adaptation of Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum (9pm R4) starring Kenneth Cranham (right).