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Lady Warnock

Sue Lawley's castaway is philosopher Lady Warnock.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a philosopher, academic and mistress of Girton College, Cambridge; but Lady Mary Warnock is perhaps best known for her work in the public arena, on committees looking at a wide range of ethically-controversial subjects, including embryo research and animal experimentation.

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

She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about these difficult areas and also her early days as an academic when she was also bringing up five children. Throughout her life, music has also been a dominant theme and she'll be carrying out the difficult task of choosing eight records to accompany her to the desert island.

Favourite track: My Beloved Spake by Henry Purcell
Book: The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
Luxury: Pen and paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 9 Dec 1988 09:05

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No. 12 in C minor for Wind Instruments

    Orchestra: The Albion Ensemble

    • Mozart.
    • Meridian.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Denn alles Fleisch (from German Requiem)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Choir: The Chorus Of The Vienna Staatsoper Conductor: Bernard Haitink

    • Brahms Requiem.
    • Philips.
  • The Everly Brothers

    Bye Bye Love

    • Bye Bye Love.
    • The Entertainers.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op. 6/2

    Choir: English Concert and Choir Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

    • Handel.
    • Archiv.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Henry Purcell

      My beloved spake

      Soloist: Simon Preston Orchestra: English Concert and Choir Choir: The Choir Of Christchurch Cathedral

      • Purcell.
      • Archiv.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Strom, D 943

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Paul Lewis.

    Soloist: Robert Tear, Lamar Crowson, Neill Sanders

    • Works By Brahms, Schubert & Schumann.
    • Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 4: Christ lag In Todesbanden

    Soloist: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau Choir: The Munich Bach Choir 7 Orchestra Conductor: Karl Richter

    • Bach Cantatas 4 & 182.
    • Archiv.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Trio Sonata No 3 in B Flat Major

    Soloist: Thunemann, Bourgue, Gawriloff, Holliger

    • Sechs Triosonaten.
    • Archiv.
  • Book Choice

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset - Anthony Trollope

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pen and paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lady Warnock


  • Sun 4 Dec 1988 12:15
  • Fri 9 Dec 1988 09:05

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