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History of the Rain - Episode 4

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 10 May 2009

Comedian, Hollywood film star

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the comic and actress Whoopi Goldberg. As a child she used to practise the acceptance speeches she was sure she would one day make - little surprise then that she's one of a handful of people to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and Emmy awards.

Choices

Bill Withers

1.

Castaway's favourite

Bill Withers

Lovely Day

Performer: Bill Withers

Others who chose this artist

Van Morrison

2.

Van Morrison

Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)

Performer: Van Morrison

Others who chose this artist

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

3.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Shamas-Ud-Doha

Performer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Others who chose this artist

Judy Collins

4.

Judy Collins

Who knows Where The Time Goes?

Performer: Judy Collins

Others who chose this artist

Stevie Wonder

5.

Stevie Wonder

Superstition

Performer: Stevie Wonder

Others who chose this artist

Celia Cruz

6.

Celia Cruz

Quimbara

Performer: Celia Cruz

Others who chose this artist

Amy Winehouse

7.

Amy Winehouse

Me & Mr Jones

Performer: Amy Winehouse

Others who chose this artist

Joan Sutherland

8.

Joan Sutherland

The Flower Duet

Performer: Joan Sutherland

Others who chose this artist

Book

Letters to a Young Poet by Raine Maria Rilke

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Wise potato chips

Others who chose a similar luxury

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