Dr George Carey

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey. The son of a hospital porter, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood in London during the war, his interrupted schooling which meant he left school at 15 with no qualifications and how when he decided he wanted to enter the church, he went on to acquire a clutch of 'O' and 'A' Levels in the space of a year.

Never one to shirk a challenge, he'll also be describing his feelings when he was invited to become Archbishop of Canterbury and discussing some of the issues which face the church today.

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

Favourite track: O Praise Ye The Lord (Laudate Dominum) by Hubert Parry
Book: Four Quartets by T S Eliot
Luxury: Computer and an empty bottle

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40 minutes

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Fri 12 May 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDr George Carey

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