The Exploding Library
Radio 4, 11.30am A new series finds three comedians celebrating their favourite cult novels. It begins with Mark Watson’s (right) take on Flann O’Brien’s 1940 book The Third Policeman, exploring how it manages to be both laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely disturbing. In Fred At The Stand (Radio 4, 11pm) Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand comedy club in Newcastle to introduce sets by four of his favourite comedians – Dave Johns, Erika Ehler, Sammy Dobson and Mark Simmons. Radio 3 In Concert (Radio 3, 7.30pm) includes a performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4, by Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg.