One of the best things about being on holiday (and long car journeys) is the chance to listen to the radio properly instead of settling down to listen to a programme and realising after 30 minutes that you’ve become engrossed in a project and missed the damn thing.
There have been some cracking programmes on this week but I’ll just point you to three before I get off to bed:
The People’s D-Day, moving accounts of ordinary people caught up in the planning of D-Day.
Front Row on Thursday night:
George W Bush has provoked more artistic hostility than any previous first-term President. With guests including film director Jonathan Demme, dramatist David Hare and satirist Rory Bremner, Mark Lawson examines anti-Bush movies, documentaries, novels, plays and jokes and why most American voters ignored them.
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. A brilliant way to take your mind off what’s happening in the world.
Want to find some interesting programmes? It’s always worth going to the Radio 4 Listen Again page and taking pot luck.