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Sandi Toksvig

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Latest 18 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

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BACK in the wrong trousers with Sandi Toksvig

BACK amongst friends.

Back in 1984 we were introduced to Beverly Hills Cop an American buddy cop action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend. The film  shot Murphy to international stardom.It  was an immediate blockbuster, receiving critical acclaim and was the highest-grossing film released in 1984 . The theme tune was “the heat is on “by Glen Fry and was an up-tempo recording featuring  a steady drumbeat, synthesiser, and guitar, with a repeated saxophone riff framing the lyrical message. When the HEAT was ON from former senior traffic commissioner Beverley bell the lawyer of choice  for many operators had to be John Heaton - one of the senior lawyers at Backhouse Jones . John provides a steady drumbeat of advice to the transport industry and BACKS the bus up in this podcast to take us on his BACK to the future journey. 

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27 Apr 2021

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S1E2 - Toksvig's Almanac 2021 by Sandi Toksvig


Episode Notes In honour of International Women’s Day, here’s our review of Toksvig's Almanac 2021 by Sandi Toksvig, which celebrates forgotten women missing from history books. We talk about book covers, historical listicals, and the challenges a book like this poses in the audiobook format. IWD2021 theme this year is #ChoosetoChallenge. The Toksvig's Almanac 2021 is full of stories of women who chose to do just that. As always please leave a review and rating on the app where you have found us as it helps keep the lights on. Links to our social media and bookshop 👉 https://linktr.ee/Audiobookishpod Support Audiobookish by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/audiobookish Find out more at https://audiobookish.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-8a93af for 40% off for 4 months, and support Audiobookish.


8 Mar 2021

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Jenny Eclair, Grayson Perry, Rupert Everett and Sandi Toksvig

The Graham Norton Podcast

Welcome back to week eight of The Graham Norton Radio Show!Graham and trusty accomplice Maria McErlane help with your dilemmas in Graham's Guide.This week on the show, guests include:Comedian and presenter Jenny Eclair talks about her hosting the brand new Channel 4 show, "Drawers Off".English Artist Grayson Perry is back with a new series of "Grayson's Art Club".Actor Rupert Everett talks everything ahead of his appearance in "Piers Morgan's Life Stories".Sandi Toksvig takes us around the United Kingdom exploring the beautiful hideaways in her new show "Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig".Graham will be back on your radio in The Graham Norton Radio Show on Saturday and Sunday from 09:30am on Virgin Radio UK.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear all the highlights every week.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

1 Mar 2021

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Sandi Toksvig, Yotam Ottolenghi, Jules Buckley, Gregory Porter, Bumi Thomas, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson and Emma Freud are joined by Sandi Toksvig, Yotam Ottolenghi and Jules Buckley for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from Gregory Porter and Bumi Thomas.


29 Aug 2020

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Sandi Toksvig and Mike Brewer

Steve Wright’s Big Guests

Sandi has a new National Trevor tour and car trader Mike has a new series on Discovery


8 Jan 2020

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Sandi Toksvig, Broadcaster

How To Own The Room

Are you getting enough potatoes? Sandi Toksvig, writer, broadcaster, actor and activist talks to Viv Groskop about owning rooms from the Royal Albert Hall to the QI studio and the Bake Off tent. She talks confidence, social media, being "interruptable" and getting death threats for being lesbian. And reveals the source of her power: a childhood fighting for her share at noisy family dinners.


20 Dec 2019

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Between the Stops with Sandi Toksvig


Take a ride atop the Number 12 bus with national treasure, Sandi Toksvig.In this episode Chair of Virago Press Lennie Goodings chats with the one and only Sandi Toksvig about her long-awaited memoir, Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus. Well known for her television and radio work as a broadcaster, writer, activist and comic on stage, screen and radio, Sandi Toksvig also writes for theatre and television: her film The Man starred Stephen Fry and Zoe Wanamaker and her play Bully Boy starring Anthony Andrews opened the St James Theatre in 2012. In 2016 Sandi took over as chair on QI and in 2017 she started presenting The Great British Bake Off.Between the Stops is A funny and moving trip through memories, musings and the many delights on the Number 12 route, Between the Stops is also an inspiration to us all to get off our phones, look up and to talk to each other because as Sandi says: 'some of the greatest trips lie on our own doorstep'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


10 Oct 2019

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Longbangers Episode 10: Sandi Toksvig Models Scarves


Longbangers Episode 10: Sandi Toksvig Models Scarves. How to fix Hibs. Champions League music at Easter Road. Kilmarnock preview. No Scotland misery.


10 Sep 2019

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Sandi Toksvig on women in comedy

A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

Sandi Toksvig talks to Julia about her experience forging a career as a leading female comedy figure in a male-dominated world, as well as the sexual harassment of women comedians and her decision to come out as the first lesbian in the public eye in Britain.Earnings from the podcast will go back into funding for the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, furthering the work they do to create a world in which being a woman is no barrier to being a leader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Jun 2019

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Sandi Toksvig Special

Better Angels with Sarah Brown

In this Better Angels special, Sarah Brown introduces Theirworld ambassador, comedian, writer, producer and activist Sandi Toksvig. Sandi is a mighty moral force championing human rights, passionate about LGBTQI equality and determined to put gender equality at the forefront of her campaigning and professional life. Between presenting TV and radio and writing books and plays, Sandi generously gives her time to charities and their events. Most recently becoming involved in politics, as the co-founder of Women’s Equality Party in the UK. Sandi was invited by the Adam Smith Global Foundation to give the 2018 Adam Smith Lecture in Fife, Scotland and Theirworld President Sarah Brown attended to hear Sandi’s informative, thought provoking and entertaining lecture, Listen to Sandi’s lecture on gender equality and why feminism makes economic sense. The lecture takes you on a journey to discover why achieving gender equality holds up as a smart, progressive and fair way for society to operate.


6 Apr 2018