THE Tiger Who Came To Tea was first published 50 years ago. Children who had it read to them as a bedtime story are now reading this classic book to their grandchildren. Judith Kerr (pictured), who wrote and illustrated the book after a visit to the zoo with her young daughter, is still hard at work, writing and drawing at the same desk where she has created all her books, including her tales of Mog the cat. PINK RABBITS AND
OTHER ANIMALS (RADIO 4, 11.30AM) joins Jessica Treen as she visits the 95-year-old artist and author, and finds her in the throes of creating another book for a new generation of children.
IAN BOSTRIDGE is one of the finest tenors of his generation. He didn’t become a full-time singer until he was 30 and seemed
set on an academic career; now, he’s an international star. On Sunday, he’s giving a recital at Wigmore Hall of romantic, intense and expressive songs by
the Austrian composer Hugo Wolf. Ian will be joining Sean Rafferty on this evening’s IN TUNE
(RADIO 3, 5PM) for a live performance.
HALEY FOHR has a rich baritone voice, which — despite its pitch — doesn’t sound masculine. You can hear her voice, plus music from jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, in tonight’s LATE JUNCTION (RADIO 3, 11PM).