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Baroness Trumpington

Sue Lawley's castaway is campaigner and politician Baroness Trumpington.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs rejoices in the title of the Baroness Trumpington of Sandwich in the County of Kent.

A tireless campaigner on myriad issues, she brings to her work a commodity which is often in short supply in political life - a healthy sense of humour. Among other things, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her career, during which she has risen from being Mayor of Cambridge to Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - all without taking a single exam.

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

Favourite track: I'll Follow My Secret Heart by Noel Coward
Book: George V by Kenneth Rose
Luxury: Crown jewels (so someone will look for her)

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Noël Coward

      I'll Follow My Secret Heart

      Artist: Yvonne Printemps

      • EMI.
  • Fred Astaire

    Cheek To Cheek

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra, Paula Kelly, Tex Beneke & The Modernaires

    Chattanooga Choo Choo

    • The Collection.
    • The Collection.
  • Édith Piaf

    La Vie En Rose

    • The Legendary.
    • Music For Pleasure France.
  • Judy Garland

    How About You?

    • The Best Of The Decca Years Vol1.
    • MCA.
  • King's College Chapel Choir

    Once In Royal David's City

    • A Festival Of Lessons And Carols.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Trio (from La traviata)

    Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland Orchestra: The Manuguerra & National Philharmonic

    • La Traviata.
    • Decca.
  • Domenico Modugno


    Soloist: Al Martino

    • Potrait Of A Song Stylist.
    • Harmony Collection.
  • Book Choice

    • George V - Kenneth Rose

  • Luxury Choice

    • Crown jewels (so someone will look for her)


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Baroness Trumpington


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