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Professor Stuart Hall

Sue Lawley's castaway is cultural theorist Professor Stuart Hall.

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is Professor Stuart Hall. Nearly 10 years after he came to England from Jamaica in 1951, he helped found the first Centre of Cultural Studies in Birmingham, with the academic Richard Hoggart. It was, he says, a reaction to how fast Britain was changing after the war, including the break up of the class structure and the growing impact of TV and the mass media. Now retired, he's still concerned by the question of British identity. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: I Waited For You by Gil Fuller
Book: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Luxury: Piano

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45 minutes

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Fri 18 Feb 2000 09:00

Music Played

  • Miles Davis Quintet

    Sid's Ahead

    • Milestones.
    • CBS.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Redemption Song

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major

    • Bradenburg Concertos 1-6.
    • Decca.
  • Billie Holiday

    I Cover The Waterfront

    • Billie Holiday/The Lady (Volume 2).
    • CBS.
  • Marvin Gaye

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    • Originals.
    • Columbia.
  • Wynton Marsalis Quartet


    • Marsalis Standard Time.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Miles Davis

      I Waited For You

      • Miles Davis Ballads & Blues.
      • Blue Note.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)

    • Madame Butterfly.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • Portrait of a Lady - Henry James

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Stuart Hall


  • Sun 13 Feb 2000 11:15
  • Fri 18 Feb 2000 09:00

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