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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

George Carman QC

George Carman QC

Broadcast

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

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

Others who chose this artist

Anne Shelton

2.

Anne Shelton

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Performer: Anne Shelton

Others who chose this artist

Marlene Dietrich

3.

Marlene Dietrich

Lilli Marlene

Performer: Marlene Dietrich

Others who chose this artist

Tchaikovsky

4.

Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Performer: Tchaikovsky

Others who chose this artist

Édith Piaf

5.

Édith Piaf

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Performer: Édith Piaf

Others who chose this artist

Ken Dodd

6.

Ken Dodd

Happiness

Performer: Ken Dodd

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

7.

The Beatles

When I'm Sixty Four

Performer: The Beatles

Others who chose this artist

Richard Addinsell

8.

Richard Addinsell

Warsaw Concerto

Composer: Richard Addinsell

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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