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Dr George Carey

Dr George Carey

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First broadcast: Sun 07 May 1995

Archbishop of Canterbury

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey. The son of a hospital porter, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood in London during the war, his interrupted schooling which meant he left school at 15 with no qualifications and how when he decided he wanted to enter the church, he went on to acquire a clutch of 'O' and 'A' Levels in the space of a year.

Never one to shirk a challenge, he'll also be describing his feelings when he was invited to become Archbishop of Canterbury and discussing some of the issues which face the church today.

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

Choices

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

1.

Joe Loss & His Orchestra

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Performer: Joe Loss & His Orchestra

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Gustav Holst

2.

Gustav Holst

Jupiter (from The Planets)

Composer: Gustav Holst

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor - 3rd movement

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Van Morrison

4.

Van Morrison

Be Thou My Vision

Performer: Van Morrison

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Bob Newhart

5.

Bob Newhart

The Driving Instructor

Performer: Bob Newhart

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Sir Hubert Parry

6.

Castaway's favourite

Sir Hubert Parry

O Praise Ye The Lord (Laudate Dominum)

Composer: Sir Hubert Parry

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Frédéric Chopin

7.

Frédéric Chopin

Etude in E major, Op. 10/3

Composer: Frédéric Chopin

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

8.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No 5 1812 Overture

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Book

Four Quartets by T S Eliot

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Luxury item

Computer and an empty bottle

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