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Thursday with Suzy Klein - Paul Whitehouse, Colour Therapy, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Suzy Klein with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, actor and comedian Paul Whitehouse.

Suzy Klein with Essential Classics - the best in classical music.
0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is today's playlist choice.
1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history
1050 Each day this week the actor, writer and comedian Paul Whitehouse, creator of unforgettable characters in The Fast Show and in his series with Harry Enfield, tells Suzy about the people, music and ideas that have inspired him over the years. Today he talks about his admiration for the work of the WW2 writer Alexander Baron.

Other music in the programme includes Korngold's Schauspiel Overture, Op.4; part of Thomas Ades music for his opera Powder her Face, and Lili Boulanger's D'un matin de Printemps.

3 hours

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Time Travellers: the podcast

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

The Essential Classics Playlist

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