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Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 November 1994

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Desmond Tutu. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood and his first realisations that black children were treated very differently from their white counterparts, as well as his initial work as a teacher, which he gave up when he realised he was expected merely to train his black pupils for a life of service. He'll also be talking about the new freedom and responsibilities of South Africa following the election of Nelson Mandela earlier this year, and describing his optimism for its success.

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

Favourite track: We Are The World by U.S.A. For Africa
Book: Parting The Waters by Branch Taylor
Luxury: Ice-cream maker (especially for rum and raisin flavour)

Music Played

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    Glenn Miller In the Mood

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    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor - Sanctus

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    Requiem: Neville Marriner, Decca

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    Ravel: La Valse etc Ulster Orchestra, Chandos

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    Sweet Sounds Struggle For Peace, GMG

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Presenter
Sue Lawley

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