Aedín Gormley is joined by Michael Giacchino, the Oscarwinning composer of scores for such films as Up, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III and Spider- Man Homecoming. Movies and Musicals ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 1pm).
Nobuko Imai ( right), a Japanese classical violist with an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician, is today’s featured artist. She’ll be heard performing works by Sibelius, Dvorak and Nino Rota. Aedín Gormley’s Sunday Matinee ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 1pm).
Simon Mayo ( BBC Radio 2, 5pm) is joined by comedian Jason Manford, who discusses his move into musical theatre and the release of his debut album.
The Late Date ( RTÉ Radio 1, 11pm) includes a reading by Ingrid Craigie of Bernadette Cotter’s award- nominated short story Because We Are Not Butterflies.
Michael Buerk hosts the first in a new series of The Moral Maze ( BBC Radio 4, 8pm). The focus is on abortion, and includes a debate with Giles Fraser, Tim Stanley, Claire Fox and Anne McElvoy.
The Full Score with Liz Nolan ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 1pm) features pianist Yulianna Avdeeva in action at this year’s Salzburg Festival, playing music by Mozart, Mahler, Schubert, May, Wolf and Chopin.
Friday Night Is Music Night ( BBC Radio 2, 8pm) pays tribute to Queen as the BBC Concert Orchestra and their guests perform several of the rock band’s biggest hits.