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

Desert Island Discs: Fragment Archive 1942-1959 BBC

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

    John Paddy Carstairs

    John Paddy Carstairs

    Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and filmmaker John Paddy Carstairs.

    Favourite track: Swan Lake (Act 2) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Book: Thesaurus by Roget
    Luxury: Piano

    • 5 min
    Joan Sutherland

    Joan Sutherland

    Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Joan Sutherland.

    Favourite track: Mira, O Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
    Book: Memoirs of Jenny Lind by Otto Goldschmidt
    Luxury: Bed

    • 4 min
    Benny Hill

    Benny Hill

    Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Benny Hill.

    Favourite track: Le Gamin de Paris by Yves Montand
    Book: Collection of language courses
    Luxury: Film camera

    • 8 min
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Roy Plomley's castaway is film director Alfred Hitchcock.

    Favourite track: Siegfried's Horn Call by Richard Wagner
    Book: Household Management by Mrs Beeton
    Luxury: Continental railway timetable

    • 7 min
    Dave Brubeck

    Dave Brubeck

    Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz musician Dave Brubeck.

    Book: Encyclopaedia
    Luxury: Piano

    • 17 min
    John Snagge

    John Snagge

    Roy Plomley's castaway is radio presenter John Snagge.

    Book: The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovannino Guareschi
    Luxury: Painting by Rembrandt

    • 2 min

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