Confined: Hidden Children 9AM, 3PM, 8PM, BBC WORLD SERVICE ★★★★
Capdenac is a very pretty village in southwest France, with medieval buildings, cobbled streets and a railway junction. This junction made Capdenac an important military location for the Germans in the Second World War, with a ruthless SS division operating in the area. Capdenac was also home to a convent boarding school, where a brave nun, Sister Denise Bergon, hid 82 Jewish children. Alice Doyard tells the nun’s story, and hears from some of those she saved.
Meet David Sedaris 6.30PM, RADIO 4 ★★★★★
Sitting in a diner in Los Angeles, the American humorist David Sedaris is shocked to learn that he has been eating pie incorrectly all his life. Apparently, you are meant to work your way towards the point from the crust at the outer edge, then make a wish before the final mouthful. If he had known this, David now realises in the second of this repeated selection of offbeat and entertaining comic readings, things would have been very different.
The Classic FM Concert 8PM, CLASSIC FM ★★★
The great violinist Isaac Stern died in 2001, and today marks the centenary of his birth. John Suchet devotes tonight’s selection of recordings to Isaac’s work, opening with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto In E Minor and including music from Fiddler On The Roof. The programme closes with music from Bernstein’s West Side Story, conducted by Bernstein himself.
The Jazz Show With Jamie Cullum 9PM, RADIO 2 ★★★★
Jamie Cullum is back to business as normal with some classic jazz tracks, plus new releases. He will also feature a track by Norah Jones called I’m Alive, from her latest album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor, released last month. SJ