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Thursday - Sarah Walker with William Boyd

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the author William Boyd. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Where am I?

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.

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2 hours

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Thu 14 Aug 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

The Teatro Colón, the principal opera house in Buenos Aires. Named after the explorer Christopher Columbus, it finally opened in 1908 with a performance of Verdi’s Aida. Its remarkable acoustical properties place it among the five best international concert venues.

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