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Reverend David Jenkins

Reverend David Jenkins

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First broadcast: Sun 19 Jan 1992

Lord Bishop of Durham

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain's most well-known church leaders, the Right Reverend David Jenkins, the Lord Bishop of Durham. At the age of 60, after a career spent mainly as an academic theologian, he was catapulted into controversy: his views on the virgin birth and the resurrection caused outrage, and his opinions on the divisions between rich and poor infuriated politicians.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his surprise at the controversies he caused, and the faith which helped him to remain steadfast through the storm.

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

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Gilbert & Sullivan

1.

Gilbert & Sullivan

A nice dilemma we have here (from Trial by Jury)

Performer: Gilbert & Sullivan

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Exsultate, jubilate

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Johann Strauss II

3.

Johann Strauss II

Acceleration Waltz

Composer: Johann Strauss II

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Giuseppe Verdi

4.

Giuseppe Verdi

Figlia! a tal nome io palpito (from Simon Boccanegra)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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A Recording From A Swiss Village

5.

A Recording From A Swiss Village

On Top Of The Mountains

Performer: A Recording From A Swiss Village

Johannes Brahms

6.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor

Composer: Johannes Brahms

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Thomas Tomkins

7.

Thomas Tomkins

My Shepherd Is The Loving Lord

Composer: Thomas Tomkins

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Joseph Haydn

8.

Castaway's favourite

Joseph Haydn

Sanctus (from Mass in B flat major 'Harmoniemesse')

Composer: Joseph Haydn

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Book

Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Luxury item

Binoculars

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