The former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott is interviewed by Kirsty Young.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
In this frank interview, he describes life in the highly political home where he grew up, the impact that failing the school 11+ exam had on him and the gradual kindling of his own ambitions. He speaks of his debt to his wife Pauline and how for many years of their marriage he underestimated her. He describes, too, the inferiority complex which dogged him for much of his adult life:
"All the attacks on me because of my grammar and kind of background, aggressive style - it used to ruff up a few feathers and whilst I would never let it show, certainly deep inside me I felt a bit inferior."
Producer: Leanne Buckle.
Composer: Duke Ellington/Johnny Mercer/Billy Strayhorn
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Sweet Georgia Brown
Composer: Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey
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Composer: Ray Noble
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
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Smile Though Your Heart Is Breaking - Pauline Prescott
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|Interviewed Guest||John Prescott|
- Sun 19 Feb 2012 11:15
- Fri 24 Feb 2012 09:00