WHY do we pay good money to watch horror movies, or queue for terrifying fairground rides? THE CURIOUS CASES OF RUTHERFORD & FRY (RADIO 4, 9.30AM, 8.45PM), hears from experts about our appetite for thrills.
AS PART of UK Fertility Week, JEREMY VINE (RADIO 2, 12 NOON) hears from those coming to terms with the prospect of not having children. Today, he talks to Kat Brown, who was full of hope that IVF would work, but after the second round of treatment failed, is now learning to live with the fact that she is not likely to become pregnant.
TESSA LARK (pictured) grew up in Kentucky and played in her father’s bluegrass band while also studying classical violin. Tessa is now an international artiste with many awards to her name,
but has never lost her love for bluegrass, and joins Katie Derham on today’s IN
TUNE (RADIO 3, 5PM) for a live session of bluegrass and classical violin music.
n THE M1 motorway opened 60 years ago. Drivers and passengers thrilled to the sensation of speed and the sight of the countryside whizzing by — but quickly got used to it. In tonight’s FREE THINKING
(RADIO 3, 10PM), Anne McElvoy reflects on the opening of the motorway, and introduces a new work — the M1 Symphony — marking this breakthrough moment in British motoring.