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John Pilger

John Pilger

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Feb 1990

Journalist

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the journalist John Pilger. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his arrival in this country from Australia 28 years ago, and how he went on to become one of the best-known and often most contentious foreign correspondents on the Daily Mirror during the 1960s. His reporting of events from all over the world, but most notably Cambodia, has brought him fame and admiration, as well as criticism and controversy for his campaigning style. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about these issues.

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

Choices

Gioachino Rossini

2.

Gioachino Rossini

The Thieving Magpie Overture

Orchestra: The Academy Of St Martins In The Fields

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Elvis Presley

3.

Castaway's favourite

Elvis Presley

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

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The Dubliners

4.

The Dubliners

Kelly, The Boy From Killan

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Book

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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Luxury item

Typewriter

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Occupations

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