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Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP

Sue Lawley's castaway is Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his reputation as something of a bruiser, his childhood as the son of a Northamptonshire miner and about his aspirations to the top job in politics - a job which would crown a career which has encompassed six senior Cabinet posts in under 10 years.

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

Favourite track: Night In Tunisia by Charlie Parker
Book: The Life of Lord Melbourne by Lord David Cecil
Luxury: Tenor sax

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Feb 1994 09:05

Music Played

  • Little Richard

    Long Tall Sally

    • Tutti Frutti.
    • Delta.
  • John Coltrane

    Giant Steps

    • Giant Steps.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    Train And The River

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio.
    • Fresh Sounds.
  • Stan Tracey Quintet

    Straight No Chaser

    • Live in London.
    • Steam.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Charlie Parker

      A Night In Tunisia

      • Jazz At Massey Hall.
      • Debut.
  • Bessie Smith

    Young Woman's Blues

    • Great Original Performances.
    • BBC.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Rhythm-A-Ning

    • Theolonios In Action.
    • Riverside.
  • Pullen / Dean

    Saturday Night At The Cosmos

    Soloist: George Adams Orchestra: Don Pullen Quartet

    • Earth Beams.
    • Timeless.
  • Book Choice

    • The Life of Lord Melbourne - Lord David Cecil

  • Luxury Choice

    • Tenor sax

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP

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