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Lady Curzon and a Pineapple


Sunday 7:15am - 7:30am BBC Radio 4 Extra
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Ian Peacock examines the history of the pineapple in Britain, revealing how it was a much sought-after delicacy at early 20th-century dinner parties as a symbol of wealth and exoticism. He also tells how gardeners at stately homes had been trying to grow their own since the 17th century, and talks to Lucinda Lambton about Falkirk's architectural folly the Dunmore Pineapple. Originally broadcast in 2005.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Ian Peacock
Contributor Lucinda Lambton
Producer Caroline Barbour


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