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Lynn Barber

Lynn Barber

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interviewer Lynn Barber.

A master of the profile interview, her razor-sharp observations have earned her the nickname the Demon Barber and won her a stack of awards. Although critics say her articles are hatchet jobs, she disagrees: "I think that people are well served by quite blunt or quite rude questions because it forces them to fight back and come back strongly," she says.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Macushla sung by John McCormack
Book: The Complete F Scott Fitzgerald
Luxury: A cyanide pill.