11 episodes

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

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1956-1960 BBC

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    • 4.8, 10 Ratings

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

    Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard

    Roy Plomley's castaway is pop singer Cliff Richard.

    Cliff talks about growing up in India and discovering that he had a talent for music; how it feels to leave his teenage years behind him and his intention to embark on his next movie role - a more serious part - in a thriller by Margery Allingham. He confesses to homesickness for Britain during five weeks in America, describes how he deals with fans who want to grab a piece of him and how he came up with the name "Cliff Richard".

    Favourite track: Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and his Comets
    Book: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
    Luxury: Guitar

    • 20 min
    Liberace

    Liberace

    Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Liberace.

    Favourite track: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninov
    Book: The Magic of Believing by Claude M Bristol
    Luxury: Piano

    • 22 min
    George Thalben-Ball

    George Thalben-Ball

    Roy Plomley's castaway is organist George Thalben-Ball.

    Favourite track: Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Book: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
    Luxury: White rug

    • 23 min
    Charles Mackerras

    Charles Mackerras

    Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras.

    Book: Foreign translation of a long English novel
    Luxury: Wine

    • 27 min
    Percy Kahn

    Percy Kahn

    Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn.

    Luxury: Tape recorder

    • 23 min
    Hephzibah Menuhin

    Hephzibah Menuhin

    Roy Plomley's castaway is concert pianist Hephzibah Menuhin.

    Luxury: Chinese language course

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

cdograzz3 ,

Great to hear Cliff!

I'm a big Cliff Richard fan. I enjoyed the Podcast with Cliff very much. Thank you.

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