Thursday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics; Artist of the Week: Dennis Brain; 20 Great British Works Celebrating British Music: Delius: Brigg Fair.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Dennis Brain.
In the week that celebrates World Environment Day, Rob's guest is Dr George McGavin, author, lecturer, explorer and television presenter. George has used his expertise in biology and entomology to present several BBC series: most recently Planet Ant: Life inside the Colony, and also Expedition, Afterlife and The Dark. George is a regular contributor to The One Show and has several insect species named in his honour. He worked for 25 years at Oxford University and taught biological and human sciences and he now gives talks about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of The Society of Biology.
20 Great Works celebrating British music
Delius: Brigg Fair
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor).