Do you unaccountably fail to be up with the lark? Never mind, you can enjoy a skylark’s song on Tweet of the Day, two minutes of aural ornithological delight. A fossick through the Radio Times never fails to unearth a treasure trove of shows about birds, bees and other nature. There’s David Attenborough’s Life stories, The Living World and Nature, which might give over a whole programme to a fen raft spider. Radio 4 is worth the funding (and a dedicated Trident missile) for its unsurpassed natural-history programming alone.