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Sue Lawley

Sue Lawley

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 08 Nov 1987

Journalist, Broadcaster

Sue Lawley admits to being the kind of person whose tummy goes ping when she hears a certain tune and thinks "Ah yes, I remember that, it brings back lovely memories." In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she looks back on her upbringing in Worcestershire, her early days as a journalist and subsequent career as one of our most popular television presenters. She also chooses her eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Henry Purcell

1.

Castaway's favourite

Henry Purcell

Sound the trumpet (from Birthday Ode 'Come ye sons of art away')

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Giacomo Puccini

5.

Giacomo Puccini

Donda lieta usci (Mimi's farewell) (from La Bohème)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini Performer: Mirella Freni

Others who chose this artist

Thomas Stearns Eliot

6.

Thomas Stearns Eliot

East Coker (from Four Quartets)

Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot Performer: Sir Alec Guinness

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Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

7.

Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

In The Bleak Midwinter

Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Others who chose this artist

Book

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Iron and ironing board

Others who chose a similar luxury

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