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Classic Desert Island Discs: Brian Redhead

Another chance to listen to the journalist speaking to Michael Parkinson in 1986.

Another chance to listen to the journalist and broadcaster speaking to Michael Parkinson in 1986. Brian Redhead presented the Today programme for almost 20 years. He talks about his appearance on Children's Hour as a clarinetist, his early days as a journalist on the Manchester Guardian and his editorship of the Manchester Evening News.

Favourite track: Clarinet Quintet in B Minor - 2nd Movement by Johannes Brahms
Book: Commentary on the Bible by Arthur Pink
Luxury: Taj Mahal

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