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Monday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rare Piano Encores, performed by Leslie Howard.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Sir Colin Davis

This week Sarah's guest is Maureen Lipman, the celebrated actress of stage and screen, who is also well known for her humorous books and newspaper and magazine columns.

Her many stage triumphs have ranged from singing legend, Florence Foster Jenkins, and the celebrated actress/monologist Joyce Grenfell (Re-Joyce) to Aunt Ella in the National Theatre's production of Oklahoma! and Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Maureen was a member of Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. On screen, Maureen starred in the situation comedy Agony and has appeared in well-loved TV series such as Coronation Street, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Jonathan Creek, Doctor Who, The Sweeney and Smiley's People. She plays Irene Spencer in Ladies of Letters. On film her roles have included Tricia in Educating Rita, and the mother of The Pianist in Roman Polanski's award-winning film of the same name. Her columns have appeared in The Guardian and Good Housekeeping.

20 Great British Works

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)

Verdi: Rigoletto (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 17 Jun 2013 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.