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Anna Ford

Anna Ford

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Mar 2012

Journalist

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Anna Ford.

One of the first high profile women in news, she worked for Granada, ITV and the BBC before retiring after more than thirty years on our screens. One of her professional pairings was presenting the News at 10 with Reginald Bosanquet, she remembers how he would try to unsettle her during broadcasts: "I adored Reggie, he would land either obscene poems or love poems on my script just before I was to about to read it to camera and I would catch just a sight of this and it was almost impossible not to laugh."

Choices

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

1.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing

Performer: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D Minor

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Dawn Chorus

3.

Dawn Chorus

Seasonal birdsong (sound effects) recorded in May in Kent

Performer: Dawn Chorus

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Bob Dylan

4.

Bob Dylan

Masters of War

Performer: Bob Dylan

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Isaac Albéniz

5.

Isaac Albéniz

Mallorca

Composer: Isaac Albéniz

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James Taylor

6.

James Taylor

Carolina in My Mind

Performer: James Taylor

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Paul Simon

7.

Castaway's favourite

Paul Simon

You can call me Al

Performer: Paul Simon

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Tino Rossi

8.

Tino Rossi

J’Attendrai

Performer: Tino Rossi

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Book

Staying Alive: real poems for unreal times by

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Religious text

None Taken

Luxury item

Endless supply of leaf tea, teapot, mug and semi skimmed milk.

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