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Clarissa Dickson Wright

Sue Lawley's castaway is TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Born into a home where caviar was more common than fish paste, she has always been surrounded by fine food. Yet she came to cooking as a profession late in life, having first practised as a barrister. Finding success on television, she has recently had to come to terms with the death of her co host Jennifer Paterson and being just One Fat Lady.

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

Favourite track: Rasputin by Boney M
Book: Complete Works by Saki
Luxury: Wind-up radio

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Sun 3 Sep 2000 11:15

Music Played

  • Kenny Rogers

    The Gambler

    • Kenny Rogers:25 Greatest Hits.
    • EMI America.
  • Etude in G flat major, Op. 10/5

    Soloist: Byron Janis

  • Bill Haley and His Comets

    Rock Around The Clock

    • The Heart & Soul of Rock & Roll.
    • Telstar.
  • John MacFadyen

    Cumha Dhomhnuill Bhain Mhiccruimein, Lament for Donald Ban Maccimmon

    • John Macfadyen plays Ceol More(piobaireachd).
    • BBC Records.
  • Dooley Wilson

    As Time Goes By

    Artist: Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra

    • Casablanca - Soundtrack.
    • Premier Soundtracks.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Boney M.


      • Nightflight to Venus.
      • Ariola.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (from La traviata)

    Soloist: Montserrat Caballe, Carlo Berogzi Orchestra: RCA Italian Opera Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Georges Petre

    • LA Traviata.
    • RCA.
  • Aled Jones

    Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

    • An Album of Hymns.
    • Telstar.
  • Book Choice

    • Complete Works - Saki

  • Luxury Choice

    • Wind-up radio


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Clarissa Dickson Wright


  • Sun 21 Nov 1999 11:15
  • Fri 26 Nov 1999 09:00
  • Sun 3 Sep 2000 11:15

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