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B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World - Episode 3

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 21 Nov 1999

TV chef

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Born into a home where caviar was more common than fish paste, she has always been surrounded by fine food. Yet she came to cooking as a profession late in life, having first practiced as a barrister. Finding success on television, she has recently had to come to terms with the death of her co host Jennifer Paterson and being just One Fat Lady.

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

Choices

Kenny Rogers

1.

Kenny Rogers

The Gambler

Performer: Kenny Rogers

Others who chose this artist

Frédéric Chopin

2.

Frédéric Chopin

Etude in G flat major, Op. 10/5

Soloist: Byron Janis

Others who chose this artist

Bill Haley & His Comets

3.

Bill Haley & His Comets

Rock Around the Clock

Performer: Bill Haley & His Comets

Others who chose this artist

John MacFadyen

4.

John MacFadyen

Cumha Dhomhnuill Bhain Mhiccruimein, Lament for Donald Ban Maccimmon

Performer: John MacFadyen

Dooley Wilson

5.

Dooley Wilson

As Time Goes By

Performer: Dooley Wilson

Others who chose this artist

Boney M.

6.

Castaway's favourite

Boney M.

Rasputin

Performer: Boney M.

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

7.

Giuseppe Verdi

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (from La traviata)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Others who chose this artist

Aled Jones

8.

Aled Jones

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Performer: Aled Jones

Others who chose this artist

Book

Complete Works by Saki

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Wind-up radio

Others who chose a similar luxury

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