Challenge Tim Lihoreau: 50 things to do at 50

1 August 2016, 10:17 | Updated: 22 November 2016, 15:09

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When Classic FM's More Music Breakfast presenter Tim Lihoreau turned 50, we asked you to set him 50 extraordinary tasks to complete. Here are ten of the best challenges.

Classic FM's More Music Breakfast host Tim Lihoreau was really looking forward to his 50th birthday – that is until we told him that, as a special gift, his colleagues and listeners had set him 50 out-of-the-ordinary things to do.

Here's the Top Ten so far of the extraordinary things he has got up to in his 50th birthday year:

1 Perform at Ronnie Scott's world famous jazz club

How cool is this? Tim made his debut at the legendary Soho club, playing Gershwin.

2 Learn to play a new musical instrument

Saxophonist extraordinaire Amy Dickson came into give Tim a beginner's lesson.

Just a brief moment from my sax lesson with the lovely Amy Dickson. Fuller clips to come. Many thanks Amy.

A video posted by Tim Lihoreau (@timlihoreau) onSep 2, 2015 at 11:52pm PDT

3 Go busking with John Suchet

Huge thanks to John Suchet for busking today (part of my 50:50 Challenge) Such respect. T

A video posted by Tim Lihoreau (@timlihoreau) onAug 3, 2015 at 1:00pm PDT

4 Record some of Shakespeare's sonnets

Michele Fry from Oxford suggested Tim record some of her favourite Shakespeare Sonnets. Listen here to Tim carrying out the task: 


5 Do a link in Welsh at our Classic FM Live concert at the Wales Millennium Centre on 30 June 

Tenor Wynne Evans helped with some coaching, and introduced Tim live on stage in Cardiff:

6 Dress up as his favourite musician for a day

Tim couldn't resist becoming Charles Aznavour - an astonishing likeness - and, at the same time:

7 Play a piece of music live on air 


A video posted by Tim Lihoreau (@timlihoreau) onJul 22, 2015 at 4:22am PDT

8 Draw a portrait of a fellow Classic FM presenter 

Can you guess who it is?
John Suchet portrait by Tim Lihoreau

9 Hold a snake

Thanks to Bristol Zoo Gardens, especially Daniel in the education team.


50/50 challenge. Hold a snake. Many thanks to @BristolZooGdns for making it happen. This is Cynthia. :)

A video posted by Tim Lihoreau (@timlihoreau) onJul 27, 2015 at 7:21am PDT  

10  Go fishing and catch a carp on rod and line

Thanks to our fly fishing expert Martin:


50/50 Challenge: fish for and land a carp. Tick. (Ps don't forget you may donate to t

A video posted by Tim Lihoreau (@timlihoreau) onJul 28, 2015 at 7:16am PDT