Desert Island Discs: Archive 1971-1975

Synopsis

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

Episodes

  • C P Snow

    C P Snow

    02/08/1975 Duration: 24min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is writer C P Snow. Favourite track: Henry IV Part II (Act 3, Scene 2) by William Shakespeare Book: Russian grammar Luxury: Writing materials

  • Helen Bradley

    Helen Bradley

    05/07/1975 Duration: 26min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is painter Helen Bradley. Favourite track: Trois Gymnopédies by Satie Book: A great tome on the law Luxury: A soap that kills mosquitoes

  • Ben Travers

    Ben Travers

    10/05/1975 Duration: 25min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is farce writer Ben Travers. Favourite track: My Love Parade by Maurice Chevalier Book: The collected works by Robert Browning Luxury: Pipes and tobacco

  • Sir John Betjeman

    Sir John Betjeman

    12/04/1975 Duration: 23min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman. Favourite track: Ombra Mai Fù by George Frideric Handel Book: The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave Luxury: Champagne

  • Emlyn Williams

    Emlyn Williams

    15/02/1975 Duration: 25min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright Emlyn Williams. Favourite track: Elizabethan Serenade by Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra Book: Dictionary Luxury: Typewriter, pen, paper

  • Polly James

    Polly James

    19/10/1974 Duration: 21min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Polly James. Favourite track: Your Tiny Hand is Frozen (Che gelida manina) (from La Boheme) by Giacomo Puccini Book: Victoria RI by Countess Elizabeth Longford Luxury: Group photograph of friends

  • Richard Walker

    Richard Walker

    06/07/1974 Duration: 22min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is angler Richard Walker. Favourite track: Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini Book: Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling Luxury: Benvenuto Cellini's Golden Salt Cellar

  • Leslie Mitchell

    Leslie Mitchell

    01/06/1974 Duration: 24min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster Leslie Mitchell. Favourite track: Summer Night On The River by Frederick Delius Book: Biography of Leonardo Da Vinci Luxury: Silver box containing a miniature singing bird

  • Brian Johnston

    Brian Johnston

    16/03/1974 Duration: 19min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster Brian Johnston. Favourite track: Double Damask by Cicely Courtneidge & Ivor McLaren Book: Funny Way to be a Hero by James Fisher Luxury: Automatic bowling machine & cricket balls

  • Roy Fox

    Roy Fox

    16/02/1974 Duration: 23min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is bandleader Roy Fox. Favourite track: Whispering by Roy Fox and his Orchestra Book: Volume of crossword puzzles Luxury: Radio receiver

  • Sir Terence Rattigan

    Sir Terence Rattigan

    12/01/1974 Duration: 25min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Sir Terence Rattigan. Favourite track: Forty Years On by Harrow School Boys Book: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Luxury: Dom Perignon Champagne

  • Dr Jacob Bronowski

    Dr Jacob Bronowski

    05/01/1974 Duration: 24min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is scientist and broadcaster Dr Jacob Bronowski. Favourite track: Se Vuol Ballare by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Volume on chess championship play Luxury: Antique chess set

  • John Mills

    John Mills

    22/12/1973 Duration: 08min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actor John Mills. Favourite track: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major by Edward Elgar Book: Book on zoology Luxury: Piano

  • Arnold Ridley

    Arnold Ridley

    03/11/1973 Duration: 08min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. Favourite track: Tannhäuser (Overture) by Richard Wagner Book: Bradshaw's Railway Timetable Luxury: Wine-making kit

  • Denise Robins

    Denise Robins

    20/01/1973 Duration: 26min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is romantic novelist Denise Robins. Favourite track: Die Walkure by Richard Wagner Book: Encyclopaedia Britannica Luxury: Family photograph

  • Beverly Sills

    Beverly Sills

    18/11/1972 Duration: 27min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Beverly Sills. Favourite track: Salome by Richard Strauss Book: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Luxury: Telephone

  • Imogen Holst

    Imogen Holst

    30/10/1972 Duration: 27min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor and musicologist Imogen Holst. Favourite track: Rondo by Henry Purcell Book: Reverend Francis Kilvert, Diary 1870-1879 by Rev Francis Kilvert Luxury: Spy-glass

  • Edward Ardizzone

    Edward Ardizzone

    05/08/1972 Duration: 26min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is water colourist Edward Ardizzone. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 5 In E Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens Luxury: Malt whisky and drawing paper

  • Sir Arthur Bliss

    Sir Arthur Bliss

    29/07/1972 Duration: 24min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is master of the Queen's Music Sir Arthur Bliss. Favourite track: Fair Is My Love by Arthur Bliss Book: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss Luxury: Pair of field glasses

  • Alec Robertson

    Alec Robertson

    03/06/1972 Duration: 27min

    Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Alec Robertson. Favourite track: In Paradisum by Gabriel Fauré Book: 48 Preludes and fugues by Bach Luxury: Piano

page 1 from 2

Informações: