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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Christine Walkden

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 April 2014

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

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.

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

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.

15 Georgian Pleasures
Thomas Linley Jr
Let God Arise: Overture and opening chorus
Holst Singers
The Parley of Instruments
Peter Holman (conductor)

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

    The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


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