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Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island

Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island
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Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island

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English


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Clive James

2/16/2017
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Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster and writer Clive James. Favourite track: Baby Love by Diana Ross and The Supremes Book: Book about how to build a plane out of palm fronds and coconut fibre by Willy Messerschmitt Luxury: Space invaders

Duration:00:39:42

Placido Domingo

12/27/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Placido Domingo. Favourite track: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Luxury: Video player and cassettes of his own performances

Duration:00:34:40

Arthur Askey

12/20/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Arthur Askey. Favourite track: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Guinness Book of Records Luxury: Piano

Duration:00:33:57

Jose Carreras

12/6/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Jose Carreras. Favourite track: Your Tiny Hand is Frozen (Che gelida manina) (from La Boheme) by Giacomo Puccini Book: Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Luxury: Velazquez, Les Hilanderas

Duration:00:30:54

Tom Conti

11/22/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Tom Conti. Favourite track: Dies Irae by Giuseppe Verdi Book: Summerhill by A S Neill Luxury: Piano

Duration:00:33:47

Mark Elder

11/8/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is musical director of the English National Opera Mark Elder. Favourite track: I Used To Be Colour Blind by Fred Astaire Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Luxury: Sherry

Duration:00:34:00

Derek Tangye

11/1/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Derek Tangye. Favourite track: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust Luxury: Astronomical telescope

Duration:00:34:56

Catherine Gaskin

10/25/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Catherine Gaskin. Favourite track: String Quartet in C Sharp Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: The Story of Civilization by William Durant Luxury: Piano

Duration:00:40:05

Brian Glover

10/18/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright Brian Glover. Favourite track: Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan Book: Card Games by John Scarne Luxury: MGTD 2952 car

Duration:00:30:50

Sir John Tooley

10/11/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is the General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro (Act 2 Finale) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse Luxury: Sugared apricots

Duration:00:34:28

Ronald Lockley

10/4/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is naturalist and writer Ronald Lockley. Favourite track: Prelude A L'Apres Midi D'Un Faune by Claude Debussy Book: The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White Luxury: Telescope

Duration:00:35:25

Andrea Newman

9/27/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and TV writer Andrea Newman. Favourite track: Im Abendrot by Richard Strauss Book: The Weather in the Streets by Rosamund Lehmann Luxury: Champagne

Duration:00:37:01

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

9/20/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaways are producers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Favourite track: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss Book: Essays by Michel de Montaigne and Herzog by Saul Bellow Luxury: Brandy and a blank log book

Duration:00:34:33

Earl Of Snowdon

9/6/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, The Earl Of Snowdon. Favourite track: Swan Lake (Finale) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher Luxury: Painting Materials

Duration:00:35:13

Renata Scotto

8/30/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Renata Scotto. Favourite track: Sola, Perduta, Abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini Book: Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Luxury: Silver shadow Rolls Royce

Duration:00:33:10

Tristan Jones

8/23/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is sailor and writer Tristan Jones. Favourite track: 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Modern wooden yacht construction Luxury: 12 foot by 8 foot Union Jack

Duration:00:35:42

Stephen Sondheim

8/16/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Stephen Sondheim. Favourite track: Porgy and Bess by Lawrence Winters and Others Book: Collected works by E B White Luxury: Piano

Duration:00:32:31

William Trevor

8/9/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer William Trevor. Favourite track: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor by Johannes Brahms Book: Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler Luxury: Grapevines

Duration:00:32:33

Gregory Peck

8/2/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Gregory Peck. Favourite track: Symphony No. 7 In A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg Luxury: Cases of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

Duration:00:43:57

David Scott Blackhall

7/26/1980
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Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster David Scott Blackhall. Favourite track: Our Love Is Here To Stay by George Gershwin Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse Luxury: Perkins Brailler and paper

Duration:00:30:45