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Dame Anne Owers

Dame Anne Owers

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First broadcast: Sun 27 Feb 2011

Former Chief Inspector of Prisons

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former Chief Inspector of Prisons, Dame Anne Owers.

A long-time human rights campaigner, she's spent years immersing herself in the problems of people on the margins of society. During the time she was Chief Inspector, the prison population expanded hugely. "The thing that saddened me greatly is that our prisons became better places but they also became places that soaked up a lot of money and into which we put a lot of people. My view is a lot of that money could have been better spent doing things that stopped people getting there in the first place and therefore prevented there being victims of crime."

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Comfort ye my people (from Messiah)

Artist: Philip Langridge

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The Kinks

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Waterloo Sunset

Composer: Ray Davies

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June Tabor

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June Tabor

The Band played Waltzing Matilda

Composer: E Bogle

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George Fenton

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George Fenton

The Funeral

Composer: Fenton/Gwangwa)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dove sono (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Artist: Kiri te Kanawa with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben– Lord, if proud enemies rage, from Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Artist: The Monteverdi Choir & the English Baroque Soloists conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Artist: The German Bach Soloists led by Helmut Winschermann

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Thomas Tallis

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Thomas Tallis

Spem in Alium

Artist: The Sixteen

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An Anthology of British poetry by

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A solar powered word processor

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