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Jon Snow

Jon Snow

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First broadcast: Sun 30 Jan 2011

Journalist, Broadcaster

Kirsty Young's castaway is the journalist Jon Snow.

For the past 21 years he's been the face of Channel Four's nightly bulletins where, along with his patent enthusiasm and vigour for dissecting the day's stories, he's noted for his natty line in neckties and socks.

He's a highly experienced foreign correspondent too - he's reported from Haiti, New Orleans, Washington and East Africa among many locations. However it was in El Salvador that he found his name on the list of people who might be targeted by death squads. It was, he says, something of a 'badge of honour'. "I cry on location", he says, "and it's a good thing, because otherwise you bottle it up and come home bonkers."

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach

The opening of St John Passion

Artist: The Bach Collegium Stuttgart conducted by Helmuth Rilling

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Eric Clapton

2.

Eric Clapton

Layla

Composer: Clapton/Gordon

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Herbert Howells

3.

Herbert Howells

Magnificat: Collegium Regale

Artist: The choir of Wells Cathedral Choir with Rupert Gough playing the organ and led by Malcolm Archer

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The 12 Cellists of the BPO-Juliane Banse

4.

The 12 Cellists of the BPO-Juliane Banse

Chiquilin de Bachin

Composer: Astor Piazzolla

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Orchestra Baobab

5.

Orchestra Baobab

Utru Horas

Composer: Radolphe Gomis

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Pat Metheny

6.

Pat Metheny

The Truth Will Always Be

Composer: Metheny

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Mara Carlyle

7.

Mara Carlyle

Bowlface en Provence

Composer: Carlyle

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Gioachino Rossini

8.

Castaway's favourite

Gioachino Rossini

The Kyrie

Artist: Michel Piquemal

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Book

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Luxury item

A set of watercolours and an endless supply of paper

Others who chose a similar luxury

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