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Baroness Trumpington

Baroness Trumpington

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First broadcast: Sun 25 Nov 1990

Politician - Conservative, Campaigner

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs rejoices in the title of the Baroness Trumpington of Sandwich in the County of Kent.

A tireless campaigner on myriad issues, she brings to her work a commodity which is often in short supply in political life - a healthy sense of humour. Among other things, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her career, during which she has risen from being Mayor of Cambridge to Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - all without taking a single exam.

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

Choices

Noël Coward

1.

Castaway's favourite

Noël Coward

I'll Follow My Secret Heart

Performer: Noël Coward

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Fred Astaire

2.

Fred Astaire

Cheek To Cheek

Performer: Fred Astaire

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Glenn Miller

3.

Glenn Miller

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Performer: Glenn Miller

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Édith Piaf

4.

Édith Piaf

La Vie En Rose

Performer: Édith Piaf

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Judy Garland

5.

Judy Garland

How About You?

Performer: Judy Garland

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King's College Chapel Choir

6.

King's College Chapel Choir

Once In Royal David's City

Performer: King's College Chapel Choir

Giuseppe Verdi

7.

Giuseppe Verdi

Trio (from La traviata)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Domenico Modugno

8.

Domenico Modugno

Volare

Performer: Domenico Modugno

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Book

George V by Kenneth Rose

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Luxury item

Crown jewels (so someone will look for her)

Others who chose a similar luxury

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