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Arthur Edwards

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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.

Record: Panis Angelicus
Book: A photographic album with pictures of his family
Luxury: An inexhaustible supply of tea and a kettle

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Sep 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Queen

    Radio Ga Ga

    Composer: Taylor

    • Live Aid 1985.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • César Franck

      Panis Angelicus

      Artist: Katherine Jenkins

      • Sacred Arias.
      • Universal Classic.
  • Kaiser Chiefs

    Ruby

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

    • Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
    • B-Unique Records.
  • McFly

    All About You

    Composer: Fletcher

    • Wonderland.
    • MCA.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Tower of Song

    Composer: Cohen

    • The Essential Leonard Cohen.
    • Sony.
  • The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

    Simple Twist of Fate

    Composer: Dylan

    • Dylanesque.
    • EMI.
  • Travis

    Flowers In The Window

    Composer: Healey

    • The Invisible Band.
    • Sony.
  • 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.

    • A Celebration of Her Majesty’s State Visit to Ireland 2011.
    • RTE.
  • Book Choice

    • A photographic album with pictures of his family

  • Luxury Choice

    • An inexhaustible supply of tea and a kettle

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Arthur Edwards

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