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The Guardian, David Hepworth

The Guardian, David Hepworth

'There’s something about the plastic clunk of a cassette being loaded up that calls vanished worlds. There’s also something about the long-forgotten song buried halfway through side two of a 20-year-old compilation that works on us like cakes on Proust. Building on this idea, A Mix-Tape For Gus (Tuesday, 11.30am, Radio 4), in which musician Emily Levy remembers her late brother Gus via the tapes they used to make for each other and other loved ones, feels as if it ought to be the beginning of a short series. Radio 4 should commission it before all our C-90s are thrown away.'  David Hepworth