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Victor Adebowale Baron Adebowale of Thornes

Victor Adebowale Baron Adebowale of Thornes

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First broadcast: Sun 30 Oct 2011

Head of Turning Point charity

Kirsty Young's castaway is the crossbench peer and social entrepreneur Lord Victor Adebowale.

For the past decade, when not in the House of Lords, he has devoted his time to overseeing services for people who are homeless, suffer from drug or alcohol addiction and have mental health issues or learning disabilities. To many, they are the most disadvantaged people in society, but he says that's not a term he finds useful: "I find it very difficult when people use words like 'bottom of the pile' and 'disadvantaged' - you'd be amazed that the veneer that separates people who don't think they're at the bottom of the pile from people who are is quite thin."

Choices

Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

Living for the City

Composer: Stevie Wonder

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Mitzi Gaynor

2.

Mitzi Gaynor

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

Composer: Rodger and Hammerstein

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Sir Edward Elgar

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Sir Edward Elgar

Nimrod

Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras)

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The Stranglers

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The Stranglers

Peaches

Composer: The Stranglers

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LTJ Bukem

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LTJ Bukem

Conquest

Composer: MC CONRAD

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The Tourists

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The Tourists

I Only Want to be with You

Composer: Hawker/Raymonde)

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Cocteau Twins

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Cocteau Twins

Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops

Composer: Fraser, Guthrie/Rymonde

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster

8.

Castaway's favourite

Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster

It Never Entered My Mind

Composer: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

Book

The Complete Works by Wole Soyinka

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Luxury item

His saxophone

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