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Heather Rabbatts

Businesswoman Heather Rabbatts joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the businesswoman Heather Rabbatts.

Born in Jamaica and raised in Britain, her early years were unpromising and she left school with just a few O levels. But after evening classes, she studied law and became a barrister before making her name as the youngest council chief in the country.

She's at home in the toughest business environments - from Millwall Football Club to the Royal Opera House - and says: "I definitely like being in charge and I've always felt that I can gather everyone's spirits and energies to take that jump into the unknown together."

Record: Que Sera Sera by Corinne Bailey Rae
Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Luxury: A solar powered digital photo album

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 29 Jul 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Corinne Bailey Rae

      Que Sera Sera

      Composer: Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

      • The Love EP..
      • Capitol.
  • Bob Dylan

    All Along The Watchtower

    Composer: Bob Dylan

    • The Essential Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
  • Dinah Washington

    You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

    Composer: Larry Stock/Russ Morgan/James Cavanagh

    • The Best of Dinah Washington.
    • EMI.
  • Bob Marley

    Natural Mystic

    Composer: Bob Marley

    • Exodus.
    • Tuff Gong.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Casta diva (from Norma)

    Artist: Joan Sutherland

    • Joan Sutherland: Greatest Hits.
    • Decca.
  • Tina Turner

    The Best

    Composer: H Knight/M Chapman

    • The Greatest Hits of 1989.
    • Premier.
  • Ali Farka Touré


    Composer: Toure

    • Talking Timbuktu.
    • World Circuit.
  • Jan Garbarek

    Parce mihi domine

    Composer: Christóbal de Morales

    • Officium.
    • ECM Records.
  • Book Choice

    • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

  • Luxury Choice

    • A solar-powered digital photo album


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Heather Rabbatts


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