Arena, 7.00pm, RTÉ Radio 1

Poet John Cooper Clarke and singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson feature on the programme tonight. A much-travelled punk-inspired versifier, and tousle-headed iconoclast, Cooper Clarke plays Carlow Arts Festival tomorrow, Thursday night and the Button Factory, Dublin on Friday night.

So here is your perfect preamble to what will be two wildly entertaining nights of free-spirited verse.