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Harold Evans

Harold Evans

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First broadcast: Sun 02 Apr 2000

Journalist, Editor

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Harold Evans. One of the great campaigning journalists of all time, as editor of The Northern Echo in the 1960s he argued the the case for cervical smear tests for women. At The Sunday Times, he highlighted the problems of the Thalidomide children. When Rupert Murdoch bought The Times he was given the job of editor and then sacked. After writing a book which decribed how a newspaper changes when the owner becomes editorially involved, he left for America where he lives a life of apparent glamour, with his wife, magazine editor Tina Brown.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Mache dich, mein Herze

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ambrose and His Orchestra

2.

Ambrose and His Orchestra

They Didn't Believe Me

Performer: Ambrose and His Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Henry Purcell

5.

Henry Purcell

When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) (from Dido and Aeneas)

Composer: Henry Purcell

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Quintet in A major - 2nd movement

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Richard Wagner

7.

Richard Wagner

Pilgrims' Chorus (from Tannhäuser)

Choir: Vienna Staatsopernchor Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Sir George Solti

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Antonio Vivaldi

8.

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Two Trumpets in C major

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

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Book

History of the American Civil War by Shelby Foote

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Luxury item

Silk pyjamas

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Occupations

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