Over the years we have had quite a few clock radios that have always performed just about adequately. usually the radio tuning and output was poor but OK for waking up to and catching up with the latest governmental disasters. Not long ago we bought a Roberts CR9953 clock radio that has an automatically setting clock, FM and Medium Wave. The clock is excellent but the radio is very poor. The tuning is far too sensitive and it drifts off station very easily. The sound keeps dropping off and the radio has to be switched off and on to correct. So far I have not delved into the digital radio sphere so I have absolutely no idea as to the UK wide quality of signal nor have I any idea as to the usability of the radio abroad. The one advantage of older radios with Long Wave was the ability to pick up Radio 4 way down into France and I have no idea what can be picked up on DAB abroad. So what I am looking for is (i) information on the "usability" of DAB radio home and abroad (ii) a good quality clock radio with an automatically setting (atomic) clock. All help offered gratefully appreciated.