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

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1971-1975 BBC

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

    C P Snow

    C P Snow

    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

    • 24 min
    Helen Bradley

    Helen Bradley

    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

    • 26 min
    Ben Travers

    Ben Travers

    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

    • 25 min
    Sir John Betjeman

    Sir John Betjeman

    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

    • 23 min
    Emlyn Williams

    Emlyn Williams

    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

    • 25 min
    Polly James

    Polly James

    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

    • 21 min

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