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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Alexis Weissenberg, The Champagne Pianist; and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.

10am
Proms Artist Recommends. A chance to hear one of the three musical works recommended by an artist appearing in tonight's Prom.

10.30am
Rob's guest this week, which includes the Festival of Eid-al-Fitr, is Baroness Haleh Afshar OBE, a British professor and a life peer in the House of Lords. She is a prominent Muslim feminist, and characterises herself as a Socialist and a Shi'a Muslim. She grew up in Iran and has written extensively on the country and its politics. In the UK, she is a founding member of the Muslim Women's Network and has served on the Home Office's working groups, on "engaging with women" and "preventing extremism together". She received her OBE for services to equal opportunities.

11am
Essential Choice
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Mitsuko Uchida (piano/director)
The Cleveland Orchestra.

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