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Countess Caroline Of Cranbrook

Countess Caroline Of Cranbrook

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 31 May 2009

Food campaigner

Kirsty Young's castaway is Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook. Caroline has travelled the world to see how different zoos worked, spent years living in the jungle and, when she returned to Britain, taught herself how to be a farmer. She has become a champion of the countryside and, when a supermarket giant announced plans to open a store on her doorstep, she decided to take them on.

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

Choices

Soviet Army Chorus & Drum Corps

1.

Soviet Army Chorus & Drum Corps

The Song of the Plains (Meadowland)

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - O Haupt voll Blut

Choir: Cologne Cathedral Boys’ Choir, Dresden Chamber Choir, Orchestra: Cologne Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Helmut Muller-Bruhl

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Zeffiretti lusinghieri (from Idomeneo)

Soloist: Sena Jurinac

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Choir of Alleyn’s School

5.

Choir of Alleyn’s School

The Kettles are Singing

Orchestra: English Opera Group Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 4 In G major

Soloist: Christian Blackshaw Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

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Charlie Stringer

8.

Charlie Stringer

To Be a Farmer's Boy

Book

Food in England by Dorothy Hartley

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Luxury item

Ink and a pen

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