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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

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

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

1.

Castaway's favourite

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Others who chose this artist

Giacomo Puccini

2.

Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

3.

The Beatles

Hey Jude

Performer: The Beatles

Others who chose this artist

Henry Purcell

4.

Henry Purcell

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

Composer: Henry Purcell

Others who chose this artist

Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

5.

Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

In The Bleak Midwinter

Performer: Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

T S Eliot

6.

T S Eliot

Lines From TS Eliot's Four Seasons

Performer: T S Eliot

Others who chose this artist

Dory Previn

7.

Dory Previn

Lady With The Braid

Performer: Dory Previn

Others who chose this artist

Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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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