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
Miles Davis Quintet
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major
- Bradenburg Concertos 1-6.
I Cover The Waterfront
- Billie Holiday/The Lady (Volume 2).
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Wynton Marsalis Quartet
- Marsalis Standard Time.
I Waited For You
- Miles Davis Ballads & Blues.
- Blue Note.
Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)
- Madame Butterfly.
Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
|Interviewed Guest||Stuart Hall|
- Sun 13 Feb 2000 11:15
- Fri 18 Feb 2000 09:00