Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Wednesday - Sarah Walker with William Boyd

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the author William Boyd. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Back to the Beginning

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Gianandrea Noseda - Ten Years of Musica Italiana. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Nicola Benedetti

Sarah's guest this week is the prize-winning African-born author and screenwriter William Boyd, whose novels include A Good Man in Africa, An Ice Cream War, Any Human Heart and Solo - a new James Bond novel continuing the adventures of Ian Fleming's spy hero. His screenplays include Richard Attenborough's biopic Chaplin, recalling the glamorous life of the famous silent-film star, and The Trench (which Boyd also directed), set 24 hours before the battle of the Somme, and an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Wed 13 Aug 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Back to the Beginning

The music played:

Debussy<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de liin                                                       

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

DECCA 452 022 2

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Putting pieces of music in their historical context.

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Masterworks of modern music.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website