Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 31
Society & Culture 198

Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island


Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook

May 31st, 2009

Episode 48 of 602 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook. Caroline has travelled the world to see how different zoos worked, spent years living in the jungle and, when she returned to Britain, taught herself how to be a farmer. She has become a champion of the countryside and, when a supermarket giant announced plans to open a store on her doorstep, she decided to take them on. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: No. 54 Chorale: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Food in England by Dorothy Hartley Luxury: Ink and a pen.

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