Sandi Toksvig

You can listen to Sandi Toksvig every weekday from midday on London's LBC 97.3FM on SKY Channel 927 and on the web at or download Podcasts at ITunes (Now one of the UK's top Podcasts)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sandi last week

Monday 20th June - 'Why does it rain cats and dogs?' - Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: How to love thy neighbour, admonishing children and bravery.
Today's wet and windy show Bonnie Langford and James Lovell, the history of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Ben de Wynter from the
Union Theatre with their Pint Size Theatre productions. Sorry about the quality of the cartoon today, I asked Santa for Photoshop but he told me to use Microsoft PhotoEditor
Friday 17th June - 'And the winner is'
Today the whole show came live from the Living London Awards with the Independent at the Cafe de Paris with Sandi, Adrian Mills, Bonnie Langford and Joe Thompson on the piano.
Thursday 16th June - 'I've never been so insulted in my life' - Sandi Toksvig
TOPICS TODAY: Insults, memories of P.E. at school, ten good reasons to keep the aristocracy and good behaviour.
Today Sandi was joined by Jack Klaff and Inder Manocha, Julie Myerson just happened to be in the building and spoke about her new book 'Not A Games Person' (Yellow Jersey Press) and Robert O'Byrne author politely reminded us of his book 'Mind Your Manners' (Sitric).
Wednesday 15th June - Al Fresco isn't a reporter for CNN but Italian for Outdoors - who knew?
TOPICS TODAY: Inventors, London Ghettos,The Magna Carta, Vikings.
Today Sandi was looked after by
PONTI'S- a delicious Italian heritage. Annie Caulfield spoke about the amazing Marsha Phoenix and her work with homeless teenage girls in Lewisham. If you'd like to contact the trust please CLICK HERE Domenica De Rosa just happened to pop by and talk about her book 'The Italian Quarter' (Review) and Anthony Capella might have mentioned his new book 'The Food Of Love' (Time Warner).

Tuesday 14th June - 'My arse looks like a pancake' - Shyama Perera
Sandi back with plans for a works outing to The Cafe de Paris, on the menu hardcore porn, bullying, racism and the menopause. If you fancy a slice of menopause cake
CLICK HERE Shyama Perera spoke about her career as a sex guide writer, Max Keys just happened to mention his new play Year 10 at The Finborough Theatre and Don Whycherley just happened to mention his new play The Shaughraun at The Albery
Monday 13th June - 'If you can't have an orgasm a day - a good sneeze will do.' - Jenny Eclair
Jenny Eclair today. Jenny got herself a part in a west end show at
The Old Vic, Anton Edelmann promised Jenny a free lunch at his restaurant and plugged the Taste Of London food festival. Guest Lucy Porter came dressed as an elderly Greek grandmother. Author Alistair Beaton plugged his book 'A Planet for the President' (Orion)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Sandi last couple of weeks

Friday 10th June
In today's packed show Sandi and Alkarim Jivani went all regal, discussing Prince Philip's link to the Greeks, Bad King Wenceslaus (see below) and a direct descendent of Charles II,
Charles Beauclerk, came along to talk about his new book about Nell Gwyn. Reggie Nadelson dropped by to plug her new book Red Hook, as did comedian Patton Oswalt who is appearing at the Soho Theatre. And finally Fiona Knight was plucked from obscurity.
Thursday 9th June
With news headlines from this weeks Beano Comic, Sandi was mostly lamenting the departure of Reuters from the street of shame, leaving just the publishers of The Beano as the last of the press in Fleet Street.
Stella Duffy was plugging Kumera at Sainsbury's (It's a kind of Kiwi sweet potato). Charlotte Emmerson was plugging the fact she gets to snog Val Kilmer in The Postman Always Rings Twice at The Playhouse. Jeremy Butterfield was plugging the new Collins dictionary and Lucinda Hawksley was plugging her book The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Model the story of Lizzie Siddal. What a bunch of pluggers!
Also on the menu - Michelangelo's 'cartoons' pithy sayings, and cheese.
Tomasso e Geraldo have nothing whatsoever to do with the cartoon series 'Tom and Jerry' which of course is a Copyright Trademark of Turner Entertainment INC
Wednesday 8th June
Was Lassie a lassie or a laddie? Today Sandi and Annie Caulfield went on a wide world web tour, celebrating the birthday of Tim Berners-Lee the man who invented the WWW. Women and the invention of the automatic washing machine. (see cartoon below) Author Peter Watson who's book 'Ideas' (W&N) charts human ideas from fire to the web. Annie also plugged her book Irish Heart, English Blood, Ulster Fry (Viking)
Some favourite websites:
The Robert Opie Collection - nostalgia you can buy today
Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers CLICK HERE
Up Your Street things you will find up your street CLICK HERE
Tuesday 7th June.
On the menu, useful foreign phrases, inspirational women, Twinning towns, Welsh news, being bullied and unfortunate deaths. Hilary O'Neil was the guest and Morgan Spurlock author of 'Supersize Me' and 'Don't Eat This Book' (Penguin) and Andrew Eames 'Agatha Christie - the 8.55 to Baghdad' (Corgi)
CLICK HERE to find out more about Morgan Spurlock and Supersize Me

Monday 6th June
Today Sandi played Guess the Guest? and punch ups at operas. Bonnie Langford played side-kick, Author Victor Chan (The Wisdom of Forgiveness, intimate conversations and journeys with the Dalai Lama, pub by Hodder Mobius) Author Chris Ayres (War Reporting for Cowards pub John Murray) and Lisa Jardine from the
Orange Book Prize and finally Tanita Tikaram who's new single Don't Let The Cold is out this week.
Friday 3rd June
Today Woolly Liberal Sandi revealed herself as Deep Throat in Ethelgate. She admitted that somebody else signed her autograph on the children's show No 73. Alkarim Jivani revealed that he likes playing obscure computer games. Sandi spoke of
hobbies, running away and the amazing Francis Frith site, where you can type in your town or area and see old photographs of the place.
Thursday 2nd June
Today, premature death, Postman Pat in Spanish, Tooth related news, the secret to a long and happy marriage and the moving tale of a mother who lost her son but gained a message of hope. (Glenys Carl is the author of Hold My Hand, Published by Sidwick and Jackson) If you'd like to find out more about National Volunteers Week
Tuesday 1st June
Today Sandi was joined by Annie Caulfield and author Mike Walker (A Long Way Home, the story of Mary Bryant, pub Wiley)
Tuesday 31st May
Today Sandi revealed that she chose her daughters school on the uniform colour. Guest Mark Curry revealed that he hated the Blue Peter cats. Author Nigel Farndale (Haw Haw - pub Macmillan) revealed that Nazi wartime broadcaster William Joyce was hanged for treason depite being an American/Irish/German. Mark Curry also plugged his new dating agency 'It Takes 2'