Irene Thomas

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She's an expert on sauce bottles, remembers the small print on British Rail timetables, and for 30 years she was a regular contestant on Radio 4's Round Britain Quiz. This week on Desert Island Discs, Irene Thomas tells Sue Lawley what she will do with her phenomenal memory now the programme is no longer broadcast. She recalls how she moved from opera singer, to the Black and White Minstrels, before becoming queen of the quiz shows at the age of 41.

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

Favourite track: Cosi fan Tutte Soave Sia Il Vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Complete score of Fidelio by Mozart
Luxury: Teddy bear stuffed with tea and lily of the valley

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Jan 1997 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestIrene Thomas

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