Scottish Daily Mail
ELVIS COSTELLO (pictured) reads from UNFAITHFUL MUSIC AND DISAPPEARING INK (RADIO 4, 9.45AM (FM), 12.30AM), his new memoir about his life in the music business. In this opening instalment, Elvis takes a trip to the Hammersmith Palais, where his father, the trumpet player Ross McManus, had played with the Joe Loss Orchestra.
HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? (RADIO 4, 10.45AM, 7.45PM), the drily funny series set in the consulting room of a long-suffering psychotherapist, returns. There’s a lot of good stuff in this series, though the usually excellent Roger Allam sounds as though he’s just reading his script, not acting the part.
HOAGY CARMICHAEL crops up in old films, often
as not playing the pianist in a saloon bar. He may have been a difficult man to work with, but he was also a fine musician and composer, with an engaging, laid-back style of singing. Today, COMPOSER OF THE WEEK (RADIO 3, 12 NOON, 6.30PM) begins a week-long celebration of Hoagy’s work.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (RADIO 4, 2.15PM) is the first of three legal dramas featuring London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Today, she follows the case of a police officer who feels she’s been hounded out of her job by sexist bullies.