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The Interrogation - Series 3 - 1. Colin

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Richard Hoggart

Richard Hoggart

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 15 Oct 1995

Academic, Writer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the academic and author Richard Hoggart. Nearly 40 years ago, he wrote the hugely influential Uses of Literacy. In it, he argued that the working classes were being short changed - both by rampant consumerism and by the dross he felt was being churned out by the mass media.

Cast well away from materialism and the media on the desert island, he'll be talking about how he now feels about his original thesis and about his own working-class background in Leeds, where he was orphaned at an early age.

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

Choices

Ella Fitzgerald

1.

Ella Fitzgerald

Slumming On Park Avenue

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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Giuseppe Verdi

2.

Giuseppe Verdi

La traviata Prelude to Act 1

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Jake Thackray

3.

Jake Thackray

The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle

Performer: Jake Thackray

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Sir Edward Elgar

4.

Sir Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Clarence

5.

Clarence "Frogman" Henry

I Don't Know Why I Love You But I Do

Performer: Clarence "Frogman" Henry

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W.H. Auden

6.

W.H. Auden

The Shield Of Achilles

Performer: W.H. Auden

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Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Philip Larkin

8.

Philip Larkin

An Arundel Tomb

Performer: Philip Larkin

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Book

Essays by Michel de Montaigne

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

A bird feeder

Others who chose a similar luxury

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