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Monday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is the TV and radio comedian and bestselling author Tony Hawks. He is a regular guest on radio programmes such as The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, and recently presented his own Radio 4 series, Tony Hawks's Lost Weekends. He has twice been a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind.

His first book, Round Ireland with a Fridge - the story of his absurd journey hitchhiking round Ireland within a month in the company of a fridge - became a bestseller in 1998, was serialised on Radio 4, and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. In 2010 a film version was released. Tony Hawks is a keen tennis fan, and his second book, 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis' ,charts his attempts to win a bet which involved tracking down all the members of the Moldovan national football team and beating them individually at tennis. The film of this book was released this year, co-directed by Mikolaj Jaroszewicz.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Lyrical Clarinet with Michael Collins: CHANDOS CHAN 10637

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist, conductor and composer Andre Previn

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is the TV and radio comedian and bestselling author Tony Hawks. He is a regular guest on radio programmes such as The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. As an author he has written the bestseller, 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' and 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis', which was released as a film earlier this year.

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Mon 20 Aug 2012 09:00

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Guest Choices

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