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Sir Stuart Rose

Kirsty Young's castaway is businessman Sir Stuart Rose.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Sir Stuart Rose. As the boss of Marks and Spencer, he has held a national institution - and the nation's knickers - in his hands. After seeing off a hostile takeover bid and revamping its tired image, he is regarded by many as the store's saviour. Now, after five years in one of the top jobs on the high street, his successor has been announced and, in this timely interview, Sir Stuart looks to the future and considers where life might take him next.

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

Favourite track: Casta Diva by Bellini
Book: The collected cricketers' almanac by Wisden
Luxury: A power shower with white fluffy towels and constant hot water.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jun 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    Composer Jeff Lynne

    • Electric Light Orchestra: Out of the Blue.
    • EPIC.
    • 88697053232.
    • 13.
  • Various artists from the Wagogo tribe in Tanzania

    Mhiza Wangu Janeth Waza Nili

    • Masumbi - Wagoo Entertainment.
    • Orca.
    • B00006IWI1.
  • Al Jolson

    My Mammy

    Composer Donaldson/Lewis/Young

    • The Very Best of Al Jolson.
    • MCA.
    • MCD11473.
    • 20.
  • The Beatles

    A Hard Day's Night


    • The Beatles:1.
    • APPLE.
    • 5299702.
    • 6.
  • Tony Hancock & Kenneth Williams

    Wing Commander Hancock, Test Pilot (from Hancock's Half Hour)

    Composers Alan Simpson & Ray Galton

    • Now That’s What I Call Clean Vol.2.
    • PYE.
    • 7N 15575.
    • 4.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Vincenzo Bellini

      Casta diva (from Norma)

      Composer Bellini

      • The Classical Album.
      • UNIVERSAL.
      • 4671402.
  • The Duckworth Lewis Method

    Jiggery Pokery

    Composer Neil Hannon & Thomas Walsh

    • DCR.
    • DLM002.
    • 5.
  • The Smiths

    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

    Composer Morrissey /Marr

    • Hatful of Hollow.
    • ROUGHCD76.
    • 9.
  • Book Choice

    • The collected cricketers' almanac - Wisden

  • Luxury Choice

    • A power shower with white fluffy towels and constant hot water.


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Stuart Rose


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