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

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1961-1965 BBC

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

    George Baker

    George Baker

    Roy Plomley's castaway is baritone George Baker.

    Favourite track: Praise to the Holiest in the Height (from The Dream of Gerontius) by Edward Elgar
    Book: His favourite works by Charles Dickens
    Luxury: Writing materials

    • 27 min
    Arthur Fiedler

    Arthur Fiedler

    Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Arthur Fiedler.

    Book: Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Luxury: Binoculars

    • 26 min
    Owen Brannigan

    Owen Brannigan

    Roy Plomley's castaway is bass Owen Brannigan.

    Favourite track: Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten
    Book: The collected works by G.K. Chesterton
    Luxury: Trombone

    • 25 min
    Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Marlene Dietrich.

    Favourite track: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
    Book: The Telegram by Konstantin Paustovsky and A Story of Life by Konstantin Paustovsky
    Luxury: Mementoes box

    • 19 min
    Jack de Manio

    Jack de Manio

    Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster Jack de Manio.

    Favourite track: The Faithful Hussar by Louis Armstrong and his All Stars
    Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Luxury: Scented soap

    • 21 min
    Tallulah Bankhead

    Tallulah Bankhead

    Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Tallulah Bankhead.

    Book: The Human Situation by MacNeill Dixon
    Luxury: Her portrait by Augustus John

    • 23 min

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