Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

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Nazir Afzal is a solicitor and the former chief crown prosecutor for north-west England. Among his notable cases, he brought the Rochdale sex grooming gangs to trial in 2012. Nazir’s parents arrived in the UK from Pakistan in 1961 and he was born in Birmingham the following year. After completing his legal training he started his career as a defence lawyer but soon realised that he preferred prosecution to defence, joining the Crown Prosecution Service in 1991. As director of prosecutions for London he turned his attention to so-called honour-based violence and brought successful prosecutions against the perpetrators of these crimes. In 2011 as chief crown prosecutor for north-west England he began investigating sex grooming gangs in Rochdale, overturning a previous CPS decision not to bring charges against the gangs. He brought prosecutions against nine men who were convicted and jailed in 2012 for the sexual exploitation of 47 young girls. Nazir retired from the Crown Prosecution Service in 2015. He currently chairs the Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body and advises the Welsh government on issues of gender-based violence. Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Paula McGinley

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  • 597 - Nazir Afzal, lawyer 
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  • 596 - Robert Macfarlane, writer 
    Sun, 25 Jul 2021
  • 595 - Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, athlete 
    Sun, 18 Jul 2021
  • 594 - Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, veterinary surgeon. 
    Sun, 11 Jul 2021
  • 593 - Paul Costelloe, fashion designer 
    Sun, 04 Jul 2021
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