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Wednesday 12: Happy Birthday Ros Rigby & Don Fairley.

Thursday 13: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hugh Laurie on Desert Island Discs

I don't normally listen to Desert Island Discs as I find Kirsty Young’s line of questioning too intrusive, but I made an exception today as the castaway was comedian, actor and jazzman Hugh Laurie.  He talked about his career and his choice of records included the Lester Young/Buddy Rich Trio playing I Cover The Waterfront; Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl; and a song by Sister Rosetta Tharpe - My Journey to the Sky.  For his luxury he chose to have a set of throwing knives, which I found both amusing and worrying.
Listen to this for yourself on the BBC iplayer, or catch the repeat on Friday morning at 9am on radio 4.
Ann Alex

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