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Fay Maschler

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 March 1999

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the award-winning restaurant critic Fay Maschler. Twenty-seven years after she won a competition to write a column for the Evening Standard, she is still eating out three times a week, comparing caramel crackling and moue of mousse, on our behalf. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Goldberg Variations Nos. 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Luxury: A huge supply of ouzo

Music Played

8 items
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    Bob Dylan The Times They are A-Changin'

    Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series: Volume 1, Columbia

  • Image for Charles Trenet

    Charles Trenet Que reste-t-il do nos amours? What remains of our love?

    Charles Trenet, Columbia

  • Image for Gilbert & Sullivan

    Gilbert & Sullivan On a tree by a river (Tit Willow) (from The Mikado)

    Soloist: Eric Idle Orchestra: The ENO Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Peter Robertson

    The Mikado (Highlights), That’s Entertainment

  • Image for Joanna Carey

    Joanna Carey The Banjo Song - PRIVATE TAPE

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg variations - Variations Nos. 1 & 2

    Soloist: Glenn Gould

    1959 Salzburg Recital, Sony Classical

  • Image for Sally Bradshaw - Gertraud Gamerith - Franz Zebinger

    Sally Bradshaw - Gertraud Gamerith - Franz Zebinger John Anderson My Jo - PRIVATE TAPE

  • Image for Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Christoph Willibald Gluck Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: The French National Orchestra Conductor: Georges Pretre

    The Voice of the Century, EMI

  • Image for Mel Tormé

    Mel Tormé Mountain Greenery

    Rediscover the 50s: Sugartime, Old Gold

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