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Caz Graham makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC Radio

There's a menagerie of exotic creatures in Pick of the Week; we'll be watching out for the three booted long lashed weedle nittle, inspired by Edward Lear and brought to life by cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Geoffrey Palmer gives the performance of a lifetime as a neurotic hermit crab, and there's the dark horse of typography, bring on,..the ampersand.

Beyond the weird and wonderful, the programme's diving right into the heart of the biggest of themes, life and death on the frontline examined by John Simpson, the near impossible challenge of coping after the death of a child, and the healing and redemptive role of music.

Conjuring Haile - Radio 4
The Verb - Radio 3
It's My Story - Radio 4
Nature - Radio 4
Lives in a Landscape - Radio 4
Tidal Talk from the Rockpool - Radio 4
The Food Programme - Radio 4
From Our Own Correspondent - World Service
Ampers-Fan - Radio 4
Ed Reardon's Week - Radio 4
The Essay - How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear - Radio 3
Through the Wire - Radio 4
Life and Death on the Frontline - Radio 4
In Tune - Radio 3

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Producer: Cecile Wright.

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