Today’s radio choice Charlotte Runcie
Sunday Feature: Exit Burbage
RADIO 3, 6.45PM
Arts critic Andrew Dixon presents a fascinating journey behind the scenes of how Shakespeare’s plays were first created, by focusing on the very first people to speak his lines. Dixon begins in Shakespeare’s Globe theatre to tell the story of Richard Burbage, one of the actors in Shakespeare’s company for whom many of his greatest parts were written and who collaborated on their creation, a man who was loved by audiences and considered one of the most talented leading men of his day.
Ruby Wax: Frazzled
RADIO 4, 7.15PM
The comedy laureate of mental health, Ruby Wax, has a special gift for making us laugh about mental illness. Tonight she sallies forth in her idiosyncratic style to deliver a half-hour of inclusive, upbeat and honest stand-up about feeling “frazzled”, feeling not good enough in myriad ways and besieged by bad news, constantly on edge about which will kill us first – North Korea, or too much salt. Wax talks about this kind of thing a lot, but it stills feels relevant and fresh.