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

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1996-2000 BBC

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

    Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. His musicals dominate London's West End, including Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express. He traces a career which began more than 30 years ago when he teamed up with Tim Rice to write Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Some Enchanted Evening by Rossano Brazzi
    Book: England's Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins
    Luxury: Herb garden

    • 36 min
    Michael Crawford

    Michael Crawford

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Michael Crawford. Renowned for his attention to detail, he has always performed his own stunts - whether roller-skating under moving lorries in Some Mothers Do Have 'Em, or walking the tightrope in the musical Barnum. A consumate professional, he admits to escaping from his hospital bed, where he was recovering from exhaustion, so the show could go on!

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Gloria from Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
    Book: The complete book of self-sufficiency by John Seymour
    Luxury: Pen and paper

    • 36 min
    Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Michael Nyman. Said to be the best-selling classical composer in Britain, as a child visiting the opera or concert hall his imagination would be caught by a particularly pleasing sequence of notes. Later, he was to use these as inspiration for his own compositions. A Purcell manuscript inspired his music for the The Draughtsman's Contract. Scottish folk songs the soundtrack to The Piano.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Farewell (Das Lied von der Erde (the song of the Earth)) by Gustav Mahler
    Book: Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
    Luxury: A toilet

    • 37 min
    Oz Clarke

    Oz Clarke

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Oz Clarke. As a wine expert, he has sipped, slurped and spat his way through thousands of vintages from around the world. Renowned for his enthusiasm for trying new flavours and varieties, his earliest memory is of drinking his mother's damson wine when he was just three years old. And it didn't put him off.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Thanks for the Memory by The Mitford Girls Original London Stage Cast
    Book: French Provincial Cookery by Elizabeth David
    Luxury: His memory

    • 35 min
    Sir Richard Sykes

    Sir Richard Sykes

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Sir Richard Sykes. The chairman of Glaxo Welcome, as a boy he was not a natural scholar, until he went to work at the pathology laboratory of his local hospital. Understanding the application of science led him to become a research scientist at Glaxo Welcome. He describes how later the Board Room lured him away from the lab, and how he came to mastermind one of the most audacious take-overs in the city.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Second Movement from Cello Concerto in B Minor by Antonin Dvořák
    Book: The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
    Luxury: Telescope

    • 38 min
    Warren Mitchell

    Warren Mitchell

    Sue Lawley's guest this week is Warren Mitchell. Arthur Miller praised his portrayal of Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman. His King Lear and Shylock won critical acclaim. But he will always be remembered for Alf Garnett, the bigoted, bully from Till Death Us Do Part. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Marie Theres I Made A Vow from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
    Book: Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien
    Luxury: Organ (from the Royal Albert Hall)

    • 37 min

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