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My Classical Favourites

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Discover classical music loved by celebrated guests from all walks of life. To hear the music in full go to BBC Playlister.

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Discover classical music loved by celebrated guests from all walks of life. To hear the music in full go to BBC Playlister.

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My Classical Favourites

Latest release on Sep 08, 2017

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Discover classical music loved by celebrated guests from all walks of life. To hear the music in full go to BBC Playlister.

Rank #1: James May

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Top Gear presenter (and music graduate) James May talks about his passion for music, toys and cars, while Rob reveals to James how many attempts he made before passing his driving test.

Jan 02 2015

1hr

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Rank #2: Stephen Fry

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Highlights from this week's guest, the comedian, author and presenter, Stephen Fry.

Sep 12 2014

32mins

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Rank #3: Sam Neill

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Sarah's joined by the actor, Sam Neill.

Sep 18 2015

59mins

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Rank #4: Lee Child

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This week Rob's joined by the thriller writer, Lee Child.

Jun 17 2016

58mins

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Rank #5: Maxwell Hutchinson

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Sarah's guest is the architect, broadcaster and Anglican deacon Maxwell Hutchinson

Jul 21 2017

51mins

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Rank #6: Charles Dance

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Rob's joined by the stage and screen actor, Charles Dance, who talks about his involvement with Game of Thrones and chooses music by Mendelssohn, Wagner and Bach.

Apr 10 2015

49mins

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Rank #7: Clare Balding

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Sarah's guest this week is the broadcaster and writer, Clare Balding

Dec 30 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #8: Ed Balls

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Rob's guest this week is the former front-bench politician, Ed Balls

Jan 20 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: Stewart Copeland

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This week's guest, composer and former drummer of The Police, Stewart Copeland talks to Rob about growing up in the Middle East in the 1960s, composing for film, his love of John Adams and Aaron Copland, and Rob chooses a piece with him in mind, which certainly provokes a strong reaction.

May 16 2014

22mins

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Rank #10: Imogen Heap

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Rob's guest this week is the musician Imogen Heap

Jun 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: Gyles Brandreth

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Joining Sarah this week is the broadcaster, writer and former MP, Gyles Brandreth.

Mar 04 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #12: Jackie Kay

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This week Sarah talks to the poet and novelist, Jackie Kay.

Apr 01 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #13: Julia Sawalha

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Sarah's guest this week is the actress Julia Sawalha, who picks out some great music classics, and talks about her many acting roles, including Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous.

Mar 13 2015

50mins

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Rank #14: Samuel West

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Rob's guest this week is the actor and director, Samuel West.

Feb 26 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: Ken Loach

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Sarah's guest this week is the film director, Ken Loach

Oct 14 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: Max Richter

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Rob's joined by the composer Max Richter, live in the studio.

Jan 06 2016

15mins

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Rank #17: Michael Dobbs

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This week's guest, Michael Dobbs, talks about his work in the House of
Lords and Sarah plays a piece of music that she has chosen with Michael in
mind.

Nov 08 2013

10mins

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Rank #18: Martin Shaw

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The screen and stage actor Martin Shaw is Sarah's guest this week. He discusses playing various roles, from Elvis Presley to Inspector George Gently, and chooses music by Bach, Richard Strauss, Puccini and Handel.

May 08 2015

42mins

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Rank #19: Lee Hall

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This week Rob's joined by the playwright and screenwriter, Lee Hall.

Mar 25 2016

49mins

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Rank #20: Sandi Toksvig

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This week's guest, Sandi Toksvig, talks about her work, her family life and her love of suffragist Ethyl Smyth. Her musical choices are from Bernstein's West Side Story and Smyth's Mass in D. Rob Cowan chooses a piece of music especially for her, based on her own choices earlier in the week.

Dec 27 2013

15mins

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Dominic Dromgoole

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Rob's guest this week is the theatre and film director Dominic Dromgoole

Sep 08 2017

1hr 9mins

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Michael Morpurgo

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Rob's guest this week is the author Michael Morpurgo

Sep 01 2017

1hr 1min

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Anne Reid

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Sarah's guest this week is the actress Anne Reid

Aug 25 2017

54mins

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Ben Okri

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Sarah's guest this week is the author and poet Ben Okri

Aug 18 2017

1hr 2mins

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Clive Myrie

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Rob's guest this week is the BBC News presenter and correspondent Clive Myrie

Aug 11 2017

1hr

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Karen Koren

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Rob's guest this week is the comedy promoter Karen Koren

Aug 04 2017

49mins

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Nicholas Hytner

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Rob's guest this week is the director Nicholas Hytner

Jul 28 2017

1hr 3mins

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Maxwell Hutchinson

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Sarah's guest is the architect, broadcaster and Anglican deacon Maxwell Hutchinson

Jul 21 2017

51mins

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Wasfi Kani

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Sarah's guest this week is the opera impresario Wasfi Kani

Jul 14 2017

49mins

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Mike Figgis

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Rob's guest this week is the film director, writer, photographer and composer Mike Figgis

Jul 07 2017

1hr 1min

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Suzannah Lipscomb

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Rob's guest this week is the historian and broadcaster Suzannah Lipscomb

Jun 30 2017

51mins

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Greg Doran

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Sarah's guest this week is the award-winning director Greg Doran

Jun 23 2017

1hr 4mins

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Imogen Heap

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Rob's guest this week is the musician Imogen Heap

Jun 16 2017

1hr 7mins

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Chris Addison

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Rob's guest this week is the comedian, writer and actor, Chris Addison

Jun 09 2017

57mins

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Zoe Wanamaker

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Sarah's guest this week is the award-winning actress Zoë Wanamaker

Jun 02 2017

57mins

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Chris Watson

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Sarah's guest this week is one of the world's leading sound-recordists, Chris Watson

May 26 2017

1hr 7mins

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Katie Mitchell

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Rob's guest this week is the stage director, Katie Mitchell

May 19 2017

51mins

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Colin Salmon

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Rob's guest this week is the actor, Colin Salmon

May 12 2017

50mins

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Ian Mortimer

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As Radio 3 celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Sarah's guest is the historian Ian Mortimer

May 05 2017

1hr 19mins

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Jon Snow

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Sarah's guest this week is the news journalist and presenter Jon Snow

Apr 28 2017

56mins

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