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Thursday - Sarah Walker

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Can-Can and other Dances from the Opera (various performers) NAXOS 8.550924

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest this week is Baroness Floella Benjamin, television presenter, actress and politician. She is known as presenter of children's television programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward. On stage she has appeared in shows including Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Husband in Law. She has won a Special Lifetime Achievement award from BAFTA, and in 2001 was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting. In 2010 she was introduced to the House of Lords as a Life Peer, nominated by the Liberal Democrats.

11am
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 17: Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)

11.07am
Handel: Dixit Dominus
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (conductor).

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