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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Christine Walkden

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 April 2014

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the gardener and TV presenter, Christine Walkden.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Kreisler Violin Music - Jack Liebeck, HYPERION CDA68040. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner, who celebrates his 90th birthday on 15th April.

10.30am
Rob's guest this week is the gardener and television presenter, Christine Walkden. Christine is best known for her appearances on gardening programmes for the BBC such as Gardeners' World and Christine's Garden, and has also appeared on The One Show. She has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and is a past winner of the Garden Writers' Guild Radio Broadcasting Award. Christine has written several gardening books, including The Houseplant Almanac, A Year in Christine's Garden - The Secret Diary of a Garden Lover, and most recently, No-Nonsense Vegetable Gardening. She has also written for Amateur Gardening magazine, is a regular contributor to Choice magazine, and writes a quarterly article for the Quality Garden Tools website.

11am
15 Georgian Pleasures
Boyce
Symphony No. 1 in B flat
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner
Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major BWV1066
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)

Mozart
Symphony No. 29 in A, K.201
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

Music Played

16 items
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Back to the Beginning

    The music played:

     

    Strauss
    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
    Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
    DECCA 448 815 2

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