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Sir Terry Wogan eases you into Sunday morning with the English actor, musician, writer and theatre director Simon Callow and the young American tenor Noah Stewart performing in the studio.

One of the nation's most recognisable actors, Simon has appeared in films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, Phantom of the Opera, Amadeus, and the Hollywood blockbuster Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls.

In celebration of Charles Dickens' 200th birth anniversary on 7 February 1812, Callow has written Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. He will also be back in the West End next month, starring in the play Being Shakespeare.

When he was at high school, Noah sang backup for Mariah Carey at Madison Square Gardens and appeared on the David Letterman Show with rapper Coolio. After studying at Juilliard, he took an assortment of jobs to keep himself afloat, before his singing career started to take off - including roles as Don Jose in Carmen and Rodolfo in La Boheme.

He recently won the Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors. In 2012 Noah will make his Covent Garden debut as Hassan in Judith Weir's Achterbahn (Miss Fortune), having premiered the role in Bregenz in Austria in 2011, and he will also be appearing in Opera North's Madame Butterfly. Noah's self-titled debut album is released this month.

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Sun 19 Feb 2012 11:00