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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Victoria Glendinning

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist, Victoria Glendinning.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Victoria de los Angeles The Sweetheart Soprano REGIS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Proms Artist of the Week: Ivan Fischer

She has written biographies of personalities such as Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Jonathan Swift, Anthony Trollope and Sir Stamford Raffles, which have been praised for their sensitive approach emphasizing the importance of romantic and family relationships, as opposed to larger historical forces. She has also written three novels, The Grown-Ups, Electricity and Flight. Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature, Victoria was awarded a CBE in 1998.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Thu 28 Aug 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

Fingal’s Cave, a sea cave on the Inner Hebridean island of Staffa. Named after the hero of James Macpherson’s epic poem, it’s a natural phenomenon created from basalt stacks.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.