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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 June 2013

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.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rare Piano Encores, performed by Leslie Howard.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Sir Colin Davis

10.30am
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.

11am
20 Great British Works

Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano)

11.20am
Harty: An Irish Symphony
Ulster Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor).

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Iag Bari (Uhrovska collection of 1730)

    Performers: Ensemble Caprice, Matthais Mauté (director)

    ANALEKTA AN 2 9912

  • 9.03am

  • 9.09am

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Oboe Quartet, K.370

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Members of the Orlando Quartet

      BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94054/7

  • 9.27: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Franz Liszt

      Franz Liszt Valse oubliée No. 4, S215/4

      Performers: Leslie Howard (piano)

      HYPERION HELIOS CDH55109

  • 9.33am

    • Image for Charlie Hunter of Oban

      Charlie Hunter of Oban The Hills of Lorne

      Performers: Jordi Savall (treble viol), Andrew Lawrence-King (Irish harp & psaltery), Frank McGuire (bodhran)

      ALIA VOX AVSA9878

  • 9.34am

    • Image for Nathaniel Gow

      Nathaniel Gow Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston Jig

      Performers: Jordi Savall (treble viol), Andrew Lawrence-King (Irish harp & psaltery), Frank McGuire (bodhran)

      ALIA VOX AVSA9878

  • 9.40am

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

      Performers: Paul Lewis (piano)

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901909.11

  • 9.55am

    • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Rose Adagio (Sleeping Beauty)

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

      DG 449 726-2

  • 10.02am: Artist of the Week - Colin Davis

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339

      Performers: Elizabeth Bainbridge (soprano), Ryland Davis (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass), John Constable (organ), London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Colin Davis (conductor)

      PHILIPS 478 4614

  • 10.30: Maureen Lipman's Choice

    • Image for Max Bruch

      Max Bruch Adagio (Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26)

      Performers: Kyung Wha Chung (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

      DECCA 460 976-2

  • 10.50: Maureen Lipman's Choice

    • Image for Nevin

      Nevin Narcissus

      Performers: Joyce Grenfell & Norman Wisdom, Uncredited Orchestra

      SEE FOR MILES SEECD 477

  • 10.58am

  • 11am: 20 Works celebrating British Music

    • Image for Butterworth

      Butterworth A Shropshire Lad

      Performers: Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)

      NAXOS 8.572426

  • 11.13am

    • Image for Théodore Dubois

      Théodore Dubois Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra 

      Performers: Cedric Tiberghien (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA67931

  • 11.42am

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Symphony No.58 in F

      Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

      ARCHIV 463 731-2

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: the critic was Herman Laroche, writing in the Moscow Gazette after the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s ballet `The Sleeping Beauty’.

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