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Wednesday with Ian Skelly - Sophie Germain, Rossini's Largo al Factotum, Kate Adie

Ian Skelly presents potential companion pieces for a popular piece of music. War correspondent, broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals her cultural inspirations.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the journalist, war correspondent , broadcaster and author Kate Adie reveals the sometimes surprising cultural influences that have inspired and shaped her life and career.

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Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.

The Essential Classics Playlist

The Essential Classics Playlist

Refresh your day with a great selection of classical music, picked by listeners.