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Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw

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First broadcast: Sun 11 Mar 2007

Broadcaster, DJ

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the broadcaster and journalist Andy Kershaw. His career to date is as distinctive as his delivery - he combines an evangelical enthusiasm for world music with a fascination for reporting from the planet's most unstable places. He says he is happiest when marinated in mosquito repellent and living out of a rucksack - and although he is best known for unearthing unfamiliar tunes and bringing them to a wider audience it is his current affairs reporting that has brought him the greatest acclaim.

Rwanda, Burundi and Haiti are among the 81 countries he has visited; his front line dispatches vividly conveying the true horror of conflict. His reporting and his music broadcasts have won him many, many awards and both careers are, he says, the result of his insatiable nosiness.

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

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Bhundu Boys

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Hupenyu Hwangu

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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan

Like a Rolling Stone

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The Clash

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The Clash

White Man in Hammersmith Palais

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Warren Zevon

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Warren Zevon

Lawyers, Guns and Money

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Book

The collected works by Ryszard Kapuscinski

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Luxury item

Lots of toilet roll

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