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Heather Rabbatts

Heather Rabbatts

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First broadcast: Sun 24 Jul 2011

Businesswoman, Barrister

Kirsty Young's castaway is the businesswoman Heather Rabbatts.

Born in Jamaica and raised in Britain, her early years were unpromising and she left school with just a few O levels. But after evening classes, she studied law and became a barrister before making her name as the youngest council chief in the country.

She's at home in the toughest business environments - from Millwall Football Club to the Royal Opera House - and says: "I definitely like being in charge and I've always felt that I can gather everyone's spirits and energies to take that jump into the unknown together."

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Corinne Bailey Rae

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Corinne Bailey Rae

Que Sera Sera

Performer: Corinne Bailey Rae

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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan

All Along the Watchtower

Performer: Bob Dylan

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Dinah Washington

3.

Dinah Washington

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Performer: Dinah Washington

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Bob Marley

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Bob Marley

Natural Mystic

Performer: Bob Marley

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Vincenzo Bellini

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Vincenzo Bellini

Casta diva (from Norma)

Composer: Vincenzo Bellini

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Tina Turner

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Tina Turner

The Best

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Ali Farka Touré

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Ali Farka Touré

Bonde

Performer: Ali Farka Touré

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Jan Garbarek

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Jan Garbarek

Parce mihi domine

Performer: Jan Garbarek

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Book

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Luxury item

A solar-powered digital photo album

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