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Lady Margaret Tebbit

Lady Margaret Tebbit

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 31 Dec 1995

Wife of Norman Tebbit, Public figure

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Margaret Tebbit. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the night 11 years ago when the IRA detonated a huge bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where she was staying with her husband for the Tory Party Conference. Since that dreadful night, she has been severely paralysed, and she'll be describing the effect on her life: the dreams she has in which she no longer has to use a wheelchair, the new friends she's made and the old ones who turned out not to be such good friends in adversity and how her previous experience of mental illness - in the form of severe depression - compares with her current physical incapacity.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ach, ich fühl's (from The Magic Flute)

Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa

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Eartha Kitt

3.

Eartha Kitt

Just An Old Fashioned Girl

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Evert Taube

8.

Castaway's favourite

Evert Taube

Nocturne

Soloist: Julian Lloyd Webber

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Book

Hillier's Dictionary of Plants by Hillier

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Luxury item

An endless team of Man Fridays!

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