Sandi Toksvig

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sandi Toksvig Last Week

Friday 22nd July
Topics: Things that we know to be true, minor triumphs, Einstein and how the show must go on.
Jack Klaff shared his wisdom with Sandi for the show, Rosie Ashe, who is appearing in Cabaret at the Prince of Wales Theatre, came by, as well as Richard Belfield, author of
Terminate with Extreme Prejudice. James Graham, author of the play Albert's Boy at the Finborough Theatre was Lucy's guest. Elizabeth reviewed The Arab-Israeli Cook Book at the Tricycle Theatre.
Thursday 21st July
TOPICS: How to write a book, Zimbabwe, mobile phones and curfews.
Author
Kate Mosse was Sandi's guest today, and talked about her new book Labyrinth.
Wednesday 20th July
TOPICS: Weird cults, strange house, Norwich and famous women on horses.
Sandi was joined by the cave dwelling Annie Caulfield, and burlesque equine stripper
Lilly White (see picture below) rode by to bring us news of the Whoopee Club's upcoming event at the Hackney Empire.
Tuesday 19th July - 'I once got my bottom read by Sylvester Stallone's mother' - Shyama
TOPICS: The slow boat to china, yngling, swan upping, books and buying an acre on the moon.
Shyama Perera told Sandi about how she emailed a photo of her bottom to Sylvester Stallone's rumpologist mother and David Anderson from the V&A dropped by to discuss their new virtual museum called
Every Object Tells a Story.
Some of your suggestions for Sandi's own virtual museum:
Nunzilla, a clockwork plastic nun in a black/white habit that spits sparks as it walks along. Carol.
A plastic Jesus with a changing colour fibre-optic backdrop, with suckers so it can attach to the window. Simon in Wimbledon.
Might I be so bold as to suggest a portrait of a certain Dutch monarch for the box? No names mentioned but the one in the pretty hats. Beatrix in The Netherlands.
A knitted loo roll holder in the shape of a crinoline wearing doll, in shocking pink - has to be in the museum, which currently lives in her parent's loo. Jan on the A12.
Monday 18th July - 'Apparently about 20% of all adults living in the US have at some point had a cockroach living in their inner ear canal.' - Sandi
TOPICS: Eccentrics, white lies, the rapping baggage handler and the Cockroach Museum in Plano, Texas.
Sandi was joined by Bonnie Langford and Ben Douglas from
Fusion Academy came in to talk about their summer dance workshops.
Sandi asked listeners for suggestions for a new coat of arms, below is a suggestion by Robert from Croydon. Email
sandi@lbc.co.uk with your designs.

BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN LONDON -
CLICK HERE - to read some of the EMails suggesting places you might like to visit over the weekend

Monday, July 18, 2005

Sandi Last Week

Friday 15th July
TOPICS: Serendipity, duelling, the history of soaps and underwater cycling.
Alkarim Jivani assisted Sandi throughout the show, actress Kerry Skinner, who is appearing at the
Scoop Open Air Theatre, popped in, and we were led through the streets of London by Leo Hollis author of The Cadogan Book of Historic London Walks.
Featured in our arts round-up were:
The Proms, Rock A Hula in Belair Park and The Lambeth Country Show.


Thursday 14th July - 'Reindeer - it's like eating Dunlop that has been cooked for a very long time'
TOPICS: The power of words, French news and children's stories.
Sandi was joined today by Carol Sarler, Julie Samuel dropped by to talk about the
Merry Wives of Windsor at the Gatehouse and Michael Booth discussed his new book about Hans Christian Anderson.


Wednesday 13th July - 'I once mimed a sink plunger in a Spanish hardware shop, they were very alarmed' -Annie
TOPICS: Aha pirates aha, aha, old prostitutes, prunes, a naked woman on horseback at The Hackney Empire.
Annie Caulfield played second fiddle, Sandi with a patch on one eye simultaneously celebrated Trafalgar Square and the history of pirates.


Tuesday 12th July - 'You're never really naked if you're wearing fake tan.' Jenny
Jenny Eclair in for Sandi with Hilary O'Neil.
TOPICS: Household cleaners and QVC, Prymark underpants, Poncho's fashionable for fifteen minutes.
Guests today from The Imperial War Museum, Hugh - who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during the second world war and Jenny Wood curator of an exhibition 'Captive' contrasting the harrowing art drawn by British prisoners of war and the official commissioned art. To find out more
CLICK HERE click the London Site and 'Captive'


Monday 11th July - 'Muffs don't normally come in pairs - unless you're lucky.' -Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: Ballet, wannabe stars, the history of liquorice, secular fame and Coca Cola.
Bonnie Langford breezed in and Jane Hackett the Director of Ballet Central.
CLICK HERE to find out more about the Central Ballet.
Sherlock Holmes, Sandi celebrated the life of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle and invited you to write a limerick:
Hi Sandi,Thought this up in the car - Said Holmes in the Great Grimping Mire,That barking is causing me ire,It's not Baskervilles hound, that's running around,It's the dachshund of Mrs McGuireLove,Mike
Sandi,have a butchers at this"I’ll be having none if this slouching & shirking"said Holmes to Watson ‘you’re supposed to be working’we haven’t much time, to solve this crime,I’m off to boil wash my Merkin.Thanks Ian

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Sandi Toksvig last week

Wednesday 13th July - 'I once mimed a sink plunger in a Spanish hardware shop, they were very alarmed' -Annie
TOPICS: Aha pirates aha, aha, old prostitutes, prunes, a naked woman on horseback at The Hackney Empire.
Annie Caulfield played second fiddle, Sandi with a patch on one eye simultaneously celebrated Trafalgar Square and the history of pirates. What should we put on the 4th plinth? See the Surreal McCoy below.
Tuesday 12th July - 'You're never really naked if you're wearing fake tan.' Jenny
Jenny Eclair in for Sandi with Hilary O'Neil.
TOPICS: Household cleaners and QVC, Prymark underpants, Poncho's fashionable for fifteen minutes.
Guests today from The Imperial War Museum, Hugh - who suffered at the hands of the Japanese during the second world war and Jenny Wood curator of an exhibition 'Captive' contrasting the harrowing art drawn by British prisoners of war and the official commissioned art. To find out more
CLICK HERE click the London Site and 'Captive'
Monday 11th July - 'Muffs don't normally come in pairs - unless you're lucky.' -Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: Ballet, wannabe stars, the history of liquorice, secular fame and Coca Cola.
Bonnie Langford breezed in and Jane Hackett the Director of Ballet Central.
CLICK HERE to find out more about the Central Ballet.
Sherlock Holmes, Sandi celebrated the life of Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle and invited you to write a limerick:
Hi Sandi,Thought this up in the car - Said Holmes in the Great Grimping Mire,That barking is causing me ire,It's not Baskervilles hound, that's running around,It's the dachshund of Mrs McGuireLove,Mike
Sandi,have a butchers at this"I’ll be having none if this slouching & shirking"said Holmes to Watson ‘you’re supposed to be working’we haven’t much time, to solve this crime,I’m off to boil wash my Merkin.Thanks Ian

BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN LONDON -
CLICK HERE - to read some of the EMails suggesting places you might like to visit over the weekend.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Beautiful Places In London EMails

My favourite area of London has to be Kenwood and the heath in
Hampstead. It is a beautiful area to walk around; there is Kenwood
House to visit and tea and a tasty cake in the cafe. Wonderful!



Bronya Phillip

one of my favorite views in london is from springfield
park looking out over the river lea towards
walthamstow and from aley paly across the whole of
london Howard from Hackney

Sandi,
Thank you for doing this today. I love taking my children to the Thames Barrier Park, opened in 2000 on the North side of the Thames beside the Thames Barrier, it is a stunning contemporary landscape where the children can almost touch the planes taking off from city airport, watch the Thames traffic go by, and run freely through fountains to cool off on a hot day. This area was one of the worst hit during the Blitz and has now found new life. the dry dock has been filled with undulating hedges, basking in lavender and other floral delights. It is the most perfect urban retreat.

PS. You can get there on the fantastic Woolwich Ferry, a free service unknown to many Londoners

Best regards

Cathy in Charlton


Sandi


A bike ride from lambeth Palace all the way towards St Katherine's dock at
dawn and dusk passing all the landmarks such as westminster palace, south bank,
Tate Modern, the globe, etc., etc.

Plenty of London square's, especially finding one unexpectedly.

Regards

Millen


Try the view from the restaurant in the National Portrait Gallery, you
look out onto Trafalgar Square and can almost look Nelson in the eye.

Anita, Teddington

hi Sandi,

we know you have already said Greenwich park, but if you sit at the highest point, the view is spectacular and definalty worth a visit.

Leadnal Market is such a pretty parade of shops, especially at Christmas, as they put up a HUGE christmas tree and the whole market is covered with pretty little twinkling lights.

Thats one of my best views of london.

Thanks, Natasha





Last week, I made arrangements to meet my sister, who lives in the Midlands,
in London on the 14th.
The main reason for visit is to see her son (recently passed out as an Irish
guard) on duty at the Tower of London.
I called her last night, expecting her to cancel but, to her credit, she's
not deterred in the slightest - despite not being very well travelled and
never having been to London before. If she isn't put off, then the people
who live and work in London on a daily basis will simply brush the incident
aside like an annoying insect.

Hold you heads up high, London.

Bob, in Crawley

Monday, July 04, 2005

Friday 1st July - Jenny Eclair in for Sandi today. Sandi's busy plugging her book 'Hitlers Canary' (Doubleday)
TOPICS: Nudity and Big Brother, Nationality, Dressing Rooms, and a bunch of other stuff.
Jenny was joined by Alkarim Jivani, Ekow Eshun author of 'Black Gold In The Sun' (Penguin) and Jenna Russel who's starring in Guys and Dolls - Piccadily Theatre.
Thursday 30th June
Today Sandi was joined by Shyama Perera, they talked phone etiquette, how to get served in a pub and we discovered Nanny Town. Peter Gabriel was on the phone talking about
Live 8 Africa Calling. Tony Gilland from the Institute of Ideas popped by, as well as Ed Glinert, author of East End Chronicles.
Wednesday 29th June - Goodbye and thanks for all the lamprey's - Sandi
TOPICS: Death, dying, last words, funerals heavenly words and re-incarnation.
Annie Caulfield was chief pole bearer. Author Peter Rodgers came in to talk about the state of Israel. His book is titled 'Herzl's Nightmare' published by Constable.
Tuesday 28th June - I put my staff pass in my George Formby Grill by mistake - Ayesha Hazareka.
TOPICS TODAY: Wimbledon, market research, indispensable gadgets, finger nail biting, ID Cards and race.
Angie Greaves in for Sandi today. Lisa Appignanesi spoke about the life of Simone de Beauvoir. (Pub Haus) John Burnett told the story of war, anarchy and the life of a relief worker in war torn Somalia. Where Soldiers Fear To tread. (Heinemann)
Monday 27th June - God hates figs - Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: Podcasting, figs (
CLICK HERE for why God hates figs) Sacrificing puppies, Mormon's and ferret walking. Can you lick your elbow with your tongue?
Bonnie Langford breezed in, author of the fascinating 'Pompeii The Living City' (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) Ray Lawrence was here.
For 'I Want To Wash My Hands' and other daft hygiene songs
CLICK HERE
Friday 24th June - 'I crucified Jesus every night' Sandi (Follow Spot Operator for Jesus Christ Superstar)
TOPICS TODAY: Annoying colleagues, Scrapbooks, Cheesecake and Scientology.
Alkarim Jivani was charming, Leslie Woodhead was enthralling, he's author of 'My Life as A Spy' (MacMillan).
REVENGE: A work colleague annoys you, secretly borrow their umbrella and the office hole punch machine. OR when they are away, change their computer font to white.
Alkarim's pussy website
CLICK HERE
Thursday 23rd June - 'I'm going to open a refuge for battered cod' - Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: Survival of the cutest - bugs why we hate em', love em.' Getting cross and why the Americans love us Brits.
Hilary O'Neil propped up the bar while author Harriet Swain had under her arm a copy of 'Big Questions In History' (Pub: Jonathan Cape)
Wednesday 22nd June. - 'Keep writing like a fiend' - Sandi's English teacher at school, Mr Sherman.
TOPICS TODAY Buses again, Michael Jackson Toast, how to play Sudoku.
Annie Caulfield sat in the corner and Carol Vordeman dropped by, in her hand 'How To Sudoku' (Ebury Press) Linda Robson also here, she's in 'Telstar' at The New Ambassador's Theatre - it's the story of Joe Meek the guy who brought us The Tornado's.
Tuesday 21st June - 'If they had tap dancing on BBC Question Time it would be more fun' - Sandi
TOPICS TODAY: Waiting for a bus, (see below) democracy and the future of Israel, potatoes and pigeons.
Maria McErlane and Dilly Keane popped in to give there four penny-worth. Ruth Padel author of 'Tigers In Red' (Little Brown) with her extraordinary story about her trip to India.
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