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Baroness Hollins

Kirsty Young interviews Baroness Sheila Hollins, professor of psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Baroness Sheila Hollins.

An Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, she has specialised in the health and welfare of people with learning disabilities; advising on policy and influencing attitudes. She started off as a GP, turning to psychiatry after finding a huge proportion of her patients were suffering from emotional and social problems. One of her four children has a learning disability and that has brought a focus to her professional ambitions. She says: "In many ways, I've always thought that our children are going to be different to any expectation we had of them and really the joy of parenthood is discovering who your children really are."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 18 May 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • The Lovin’ Spoonful


    Composer: Sebastion/Boone

    • The very best of Lovin’ Spoonful.
    • BMG.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major

      Artist: Alfred Brendel with the Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra conducted by Heinz Wallberg

      • Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4.
      • Tuxedo Music.
  • Acker Bilk

    Stranger On The Shore

    Composer: Bilk/Mellin

    • The Best Of Acker Bilk: Stranger On The Shore.
    • Old Gold.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Sound of the Drums

    Composer: Kido/Hebrail

    • Fifa.
    • Mango.
  • Wordsworth

    On Westminster Bridge

    Artist: arranged by Sarah Jewells and performed by The Riversingers

    • Private recording.
  • Miles Davis

    So What

    Composer: M Davis

    • Kind of Blue.
    • Columbia.
  • Cleo Laine

    On a Clear Day You can See for Ever

    Composer: Lerner/ Lane

    • Portrait of a Song Stylist.
    • Masterpiece Music Productions.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Sancte Deus from Spem in Alium

    Artist: The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips

    • Spem in alium etc.
    • Gimell.
  • Book Choice

    • 100 Masterpieces of Art - Marina Vaizey

  • Luxury Choice

    • My Clarinet


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Sheila Hollins


  • Sun 13 May 2012 11:15
  • Fri 18 May 2012 09:00

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