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Albert & Michel Roux

Michael Parkinson's castaway is restaurateurs Albert & Michel Roux.

Albert and Michel Roux each have their own restaurants, which are among the best in this country. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, they talk about their upbringing in France and their period as pastry cooks in the British Embassy in Paris. Then Albert became commis de cuisine to Lady Astor, and Michel chef to the Rothschilds, before they opened a restaurant together in England.

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

Favourite track: Non, je ne regrette rien by Edith Piaf
Book: Cookery books
Luxury: Book on how to manage people and ivory carving

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Oct 1986 09:05

Music Played

  • Shirley Bassey

    If You Go Away

  • Édith Piaf

    Mon Légionnaire

    Artist: Jacques Methehem

  • The Platters

    Only You (And You Alone)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons - Spring

    Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • King's College Chapel Choir

    Silent Night, Holy Night

  • Jacques Brel

    Dulcinea

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Édith Piaf

      Non, je ne regrette rien

  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

  • Book Choice

    • Cookery books

  • Luxury Choice

    • Book on how to manage people and ivory carving

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Presenter Michael Parkinson

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