Thursday - Rob Cowan with Sandi Toksvig
With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Incarnation - Christmas Music; Artist of the Week: Marc Minkowski; Sandi Toksvig; Rob's Essential Choice: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Act 1).
Rob Cowan's guest this week is writer, presenter and comedian, Sandi Toksvig.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Incarnation ? Christmas music ancient and modern, from the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh: SIGNUM, SIGCD346. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.
Artist of the Week: Marc Minkowski.
Rob's guest this week is the writer, presenter and comedian, Sandi Toksvig. Sandi is a familiar voice for BBC Radio 4 listeners as the chair of The News Quiz and host of the travel programme Excess Baggage. She presents 1001 Things You Should Know for Channel 4, was team captain on Call My Bluff for many years, and has appeared on other panel shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Mock the Week, and QI. She has been a columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine for more than twenty years and for seven years wrote every week in The Sunday Telegraph. Her latest book on manners, Peas and Queues, was published earlier this year.
Rob's Essential Choice:
The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Act 1
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Doráti (conductor)
DECCA 442 5622.