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Archie Norman MP

Archie Norman MP

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First broadcast: Sun 01 Mar 1998

Executive Director of ASDA, Politician - Conservative

Sue Lawley's castaway this week has turned around a failing supermarket chain by introducing his staff to 'black-bin Mondays' and 'dress-down Fridays'. As the Executive Director, Archie Norman made ASDA one of the top three grocers on the high street.

In the process, he's answered every one of the 40,000 suggestions from his staff - personally. And he's learnt how to keep his colleagues on their toes - he's removed their chairs from the meeting rooms. Now as a new MP and Vice Chairman of the party, can he do the same for the Conservatives?

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

Choices

Campbeltown Pipe Band

1.

Campbeltown Pipe Band

Flower of Scotland

Christoph Willibald Gluck

2.

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orpheus and Euridice)

Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus Orchestra: London Philharmonic

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Christmas Oratorio

Choir: King’s College Choir Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Philip Ledger

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Henry Purcell

5.

Henry Purcell

Birthday Ode 'Come ye sons of art away'

Soloist: Michael Chance & Timothy Wilson Orchestra: English Concert

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Berlin

6.

Berlin

Take My Breath Away

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Richard Burton

7.

Richard Burton

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem in D minor

Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra Choir: St John’s College Choir, Cambridge

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9.

10.

Book

The Complete Angler by Isaac Walton

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Luxury item

Jar of Marmite

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