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Arthur Edwards

Arthur Edwards

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First broadcast: Sun 25 Sep 2011

Royal photographer

Kirsty Young's castaway is the royal photographer Arthur Edwards.

He is a Fleet Street legend and, for more than thirty years, has captured the most memorable moments of the House of Windsor - from the first tentative pictures of a teenage Lady Diana Spencer to the balcony kiss at the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He's travelled the world, met the Pope and seen inside the Oval Office and the Kremlin - it's a life far removed from his early life in the East End of London where money was very tight and his mother saved up her wages as a cleaner to buy him his first camera.

Choices

Queen

1.

Queen

Radio Ga Ga

Composer: Taylor

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César Franck

2.

Castaway's favourite

César Franck

Panis Angelicus

Artist: Katherine Jenkins

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Kaiser Chiefs

3.

Kaiser Chiefs

Ruby

Composer: Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix, Nick Baines & Nick Hodgson

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McFly

4.

McFly

All About You

Composer: Fletcher

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Leonard Cohen

5.

Leonard Cohen

Tower of Song

Composer: Cohen

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The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

6.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Simple Twist of Fate

Composer: Dylan

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Travis

7.

Travis

Flowers in the Window

Composer: Healey

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Frederick Edward Weatherly

8.

Frederick Edward Weatherly

Danny Boy

Artist: The combined school choirs of the Methodist College Belfast & Presentation College Cork with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Brophy.

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Book

A photographic album with pictures of his family by

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Luxury item

An inexhaustible supply of tea and a kettle

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