The Scottish Mail on Sunday


Radio 4, 7.15pm


At the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, Arthur Smith (right) performed a half-hour show based on his father Syd's remarkable life. Now he's bringing it to the airwaves, regaling listeners with tales of Syd's wartime exploits as a POW in Colditz and his spell as a police officer with the worst arrest record in the Met.

Jo Whiley introduces Amy Winehouse At The BBC (Radio 2, 7pm), a collection of stunning performanc­es, including a recording of her set on the Glastonbur­y Jazz Stage in 2004.

Writer Robert Macfarlane discusses his life, work and what he'd take to the mythical isle during this week's edition of Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, 11am).

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