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SATUR­DAY

In 2005, Amer­i­can pro­ducer Laura Starech­eski vis­ited the largest state psy­chi­atric care in­sti­tu­tion in New York City to learn about the art pro­duced by the pa­tients. As Doc­u­men­tary on One ( RTÉ Ra­dio 1, 2pm) re­veals, she stum­bled upon a mys­tery that took al­most 10 years to un­ravel.

SUN­DAY

Co Kil­dare singer- song­writer and mu­si­cian Inni- K hitches a ride on the Mys­tery Train with John Kelly ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 7pm) and gets a chance to pick the mu­sic.

MON­DAY

His­to­rian Philippe Sands looks into the dis­ap­pear­ance of se­nior Nazi politi­cian Otto Waechter in In­trigue: The Rat­line ( BBC Ra­dio 4, 1.45pm) and in the process un­cov­ers a story of a son battling with the sins of the fa­ther.

TUES­DAY

Jack Rooke pro­files con­tro­ver­sial rap­per and ac­tivist MIA in Mamma MIA: In­flu­ence of an Icon ( BBC Ra­dio 4, 11.30am).

WED­NES­DAY

Ac­claimed novelist Ian Rankin ( above) joins Jo Whi­ley & Si­mon Mayo ( BBC Ra­dio 2, 5pm) to chat about his book In A House Of Lies.

THURS­DAY

Marty Whe­lan is en­joy­ing a Ro­man hol­i­day live on Marty in the Morn­ing ( RTÉ Lyric FM, 7am). He’s in the Eter­nal City to see a pro­duc­tion of The Magic Flute, and he’ll be go­ing be­hind the scenes at the at­mo­spheric Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

FRI­DAY

Sue Limb’s com­edy Glooms­bury

( BBC Ra­dio 4, 11.30am) is back for a new series as Henry ( Jonathan Coy) tries to ig­nore his 50th birth­day. How­ever, Vera ( Miriam Mar­golyes) has other ideas.

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