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Derek Jameson

Derek Jameson

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First broadcast: Sun 03 Jul 1994

Journalist, Broadcaster, Editor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the journalist and broadcaster Derek Jameson. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early poverty-stricken years in an East End foster home and his discovery, at the age of eight, that one of the girls in the home he had thought of as his older sister was, in fact, his mother. He'll also be describing how an aptitude for reading and writing, the encouragement of a concerned teacher and his own determination led him into journalism, where he started his career as an outdoor messenger at Reuters. From there, he went on to edit three Fleet Street newspapers and more recently, to become a popular radio personality.

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

Choices

Harry Nilsson

1.

Harry Nilsson

Without You

Performer: Harry Nilsson

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Michael Balfe

2.

Michael Balfe

The Bohemian Girl: I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls

Performer: Michael Balfe

The Red Army Ensemble: Moscow Military District

3.

The Red Army Ensemble: Moscow Military District

Tipperary

Performer: The Red Army Ensemble: Moscow Military District

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Anton Karas

4.

Anton Karas

The Harry Lime Theme (from The Third Man)

Performer: Anton Karas

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Giacomo Puccini

5.

Castaway's favourite

Giacomo Puccini

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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The Beatles

6.

The Beatles

Help!

Performer: The Beatles

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Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Sir Edward Elgar

8.

Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Book

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Luxury item

Word processor

Others who chose a similar luxury

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