Alan Yentob

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Controller of BBC1, Alan Yentob. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his upbringing in Manchester and London, the Cathedral boarding school where he and his twin brother were the only two Jewish boys and his 27 years at the BBC.

During that time he rose steadily through the ranks to become Head of Music and Arts, ending up as the only person to have run both BBC1 and BBC2.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Four Last Songs from Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Book: Essays by Michel de Montaigne
Luxury: Video recorder

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40 minutes

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Fri 13 Oct 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestAlan Yentob

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