GEOFF NORCOTT (pictured) is that rare beast — a right-wing stand-up comedian. Covid, lockdowns and the past turbulent months have caused him to think long and hard about his political stance. In GEOFF NORCOTT: IT’S OK TO CHANGE YOUR MIND (RADIO 4, 11.30AM), he shares his thoughts on supporting the Conservatives in a world turned upside down. Find out this morning if Geoff has taken a turn for the left.
CARRIE (Sarah Ridgeway) works in an ambulance control centre. The work is stressful, with Carrie having to make lifeor-death decisions that are often based on incoherent calls from frightened people in a state of panic. The two-part drama LIFE LINES (RADIO 4, 2.15PM), by Al Smith, finds Carrie in a horrible situation.
Her judgment is called into question after a patient dies, and she gets caught up in a crisis where her personal and her professional lives collide.
LILLIAN GILBRETH, who died in 1972, was an engineer described as ‘a genius on the art of living’. Working with her husband, she designed labour-saving machinery for factories — and, because she had 12 children and hated housework, transformed kitchen equipment and layout. The pedal bin is just one of her inventions. Tom McCarthy tells Lillian’s story tonight in FREE THINKING
(RADIO 3, 10PM).