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George Carman QC

George Carman QC

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First broadcast: Sun 24 Jun 1990

Lawyer, Barrister

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the country's most expensive and sought-after barristers - George Carman QC. A virtuoso of the courtroom, he has made his name successfully defending the famous - from former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe to well-known show business names like Peter Adamson, Maria Aitken and Ken Dodd. He will be talking to Sue Lawley about his perception of the key to successful advocacy and making a definitive judgement on the eight records he would take to his desert island.

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

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Concerto in D Major

Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra: The Philharmonia And New Philharmonia Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Anne Shelton

2.

Anne Shelton

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Others who chose this artist

Tchaikovsky

4.

Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Chorus

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

7.

The Beatles

When I'm Sixty Four

Others who chose this artist

Richard Addinsell

8.

Richard Addinsell

Warsaw Concerto

Soloist: Misha Dichter Orchestra: The Philharmonia And New Philharmonia Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Painting Of Grand Canal In Venice

Others who chose a similar luxury

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