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Katharine Hamnett

Katharine Hamnett

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 21 May 1989

Fashion designer

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's most successful fashion designers - Katharine Hamnett.

She started in the business 10 years ago with a £500 loan, and now runs a company with a £10 million turnover. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the connection between politics and fashion, and also about her famous baggy white t-shirts, which bear political and ecological slogans, and the memorable occasion when she wore one of them on a visit to 10 Downing Street.

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

Choices

Max Bygraves

2.

Castaway's favourite

Max Bygraves

Big Head

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Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys

3.

Laurel & Hardy With The Avalon Boys

The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

The Rolling Stones

4.

The Rolling Stones

You Can't Always Get What You Want

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Giacomo Puccini

6.

Giacomo Puccini

Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)

Soloist: Malcolm Mclaren

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Titi & Sylvestre

7.

Titi & Sylvestre

Bonjour Titi: Salut Sylvestre

Sir Hubert Parry

8.

Sir Hubert Parry

Jerusalem

Soloist: Aled Jones Orchestra: The BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

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Book

The I Ching by

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Luxury item

Aircraft carrier (to decorate)

Others who chose a similar luxury

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