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Lynn Barber

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interviewer Lynn Barber, whose razor-sharp observations have earned her the nickname the Demon Barber and won her many awards.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interviewer Lynn Barber.

A master of the profile interview, her razor-sharp observations have earned her the nickname the Demon Barber and won her a stack of awards. Although critics say her articles are hatchet jobs, she disagrees: "I think that people are well served by quite blunt or quite rude questions because it forces them to fight back and come back strongly," she says.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Macushla sung by John McCormack
Book: The Complete F Scott Fitzgerald
Luxury: A cyanide pill.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Jul 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Pulp

    Common People

    • Different Class.
    • Island.
  • Frank Crumit

    Abdul Abulbul Amir

    • Mountain Greenery.
    • ASV.
  • The Rolling Stones

    The Last Time

    • Singles Collection (LondonYears).
    • London.
  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé

    Barcelona

    • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé.
    • Polydor.
  • The Kinks

    Days

    • Hits of 1968.
    • Premier.
  • Jean Cocteau

    La Toison d'Or

    • Black Bands in Paris.
    • Pathe Marconi.
  • Lou Reed

    Walk On The Wild Side

    • Transformer.
    • BMG.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • John McCormack

      Macushla

      • When Irish Eyes are Smiling.
      • ASV.
  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cyanide pill

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Lynn Barber

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