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Nina Campbell

Sue Lawley's castaway is interior designer Nina Campbell.

When designing the interior of Sunninghill for the Duke and Duchess of York, this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs rummaged through the cellars at Buckingham Palace in search of just the right treasure. She's also coloured Ringo Starr's library cranberry red, and suggested tasselled tie-backs for Rod Stewart. Nina Campbell is one of Britain's top interior designers and a devotee of the English country house style, although, as she admits to Sue Lawley this week, she never goes near the country - it's too wet and windy.

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

Favourite track: Design For Living by Flanders & Swann
Book: A photograph album
Luxury: A bed

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40 minutes

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Fri 21 Mar 1997 09:05

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Lovely Rita

    • Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Parlophone.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral' - 5th movement (Shepherds' Song)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • Beethoven - Nos 6 & 8/Bpo/Karajon.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Soloist: Dmitry Sitkovetsky Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    • Mendelssohn/Brahms Violin Concertos.
    • Hanssler Classic.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Flanders and Swann

      Design For Living

      • At The Drop Of A Hat.
      • Parlophone.
  • Bobby Short

    That Black And White Baby Of Mine

    • Mabel Mercer & Bobby Short At The Town Hall.
    • Atlantic.
  • Liza Minnelli

    New York, New York

    • New York New York - Original Motion Picture Soundt.
    • EMI America.
  • Giacomo Puccini


    Soloist: Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi Orchestra: Orchestra Del Tiatro Alla Scala

    • Puccini-Tosca-Callas/Bergonzi/Pretre.
    • EMI.
  • Bloodstone

    Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue

    • Bloodstone - Lullaby Of Broadway.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • A photograph album

  • Luxury Choice

    • A bed


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Nina Campbell


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