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Monday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of health-related TV programmes including the BAFTA award-winning 'Embarrassing Bodies', 'Embarrassing Illnesses', 'Supersize vs Superskinny' and 'The Ugly face of Beauty'. Born in London to a Danish father and English mother, he graduated in 2000 from University College, London, having trained in general medicine, infectious diseases, travel medicine and sexual health, and has worked in Kenya and Uganda where he researched malaria and HIV interactions in children. He now works at Doctorcall in Harley Street.
Dr Christian is involved in a number of public health campaigns and works closely with various health charities to look for new ways of educating people in health matters, and of demystifying the medical profession. He has published two books so far, 'Supersize vs Superskinny' and 'Can I Just Ask', and writes health columns for several magazines and newspapers. He has appeared on various celebrity TV shows such as 'Ready Steady Cook' (which he won), 'The Weakest Link' and 'Celebrity Antiques Mastermind 2010'. He is an accomplished oboist, performing in public from time to time, and enjoys foreign travel, music and art (he has a particular interest in antique bronzes).

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week, Faure: The Complete Piano Works, performed by Paul Crossley.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, soprano Barbara Bonney.

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter the BAFTA award-winning 'Embarrassing Bodies'.

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Mon 13 Aug 2012 09:00

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