The best of BBC Radio this week chosen by Ian McMillan.
On this week's Pick of the Week with Ian McMillan we learn how numbers can really remind us how little we actually know, we find out what happened when one of Dr. Who's assistants took her pink dressing gown off, and we are impressed by John F. Kennedy's TV image when contrasted with that of a perspiring Richard Nixon. There's Opera and Sculpture in Suffolk and crossed lines in Sheffield, and in a searing drama a mother finds out the terrible circumstances of her son's murder from someone who heard his last words. There's comedy, drama, housebricks and the sound of brass bands in the drizzle.
Programmes chosen this week:
Curlew River - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hvqlf
The Politics of Architecture - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k5fh2
Open Country - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgft
Irish Micks and Legends - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxw2q
Afternoon drama - Lewis and Tolkien - The Lost Road - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hxjrl
The Songs of Molly Drake - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hwn0k
Last Word - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpmv
Scallop - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hvn5q
Who is the Doctor? - Radio 2
Saturday Drama - Solomon and Marion - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03j63jq
JFK - The First Pop President - Radio 2 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sgzrt
A History of Britain in Numbers - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03j53lh
Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups - Radio 4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hwbrr
Yorkshire Brass - BBC Radio Leeds www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d74g
Mastertapes - David Crosby - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01lsgwg.