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Start the Week is back

By Media, Radio

It’s October which means that the best radio pro­gramme in the world my favour­ite radio pro­gramme is back – Start the Week with Andrew Marr. The walk to work is made that much more intel­lec­tu­al when STW is on the iPod.

This week there was a lovely moment when Peter Maxwell-Davies (Master of the Queen’s Music), in con­ver­sa­tion with thrill­er nov­el­ists P.D. James (Phyllis, I now learn) and Stella Rimington, com­pared the con­struc­tion of a good plot to the com­pos­i­tion of music – the organ­isa­tion of it, the math­em­at­ics of it. I so enjoy hear­ing people from dif­fer­ent dis­cip­lines find com­mon ground – and uncom­mon ground. Great radio.