Desert Island Discs: Archive 1966-1970

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1966-1970

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


Louis Armstrong
Oct 23, 2019 • 25 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong. Favourite track: Blueberry Hill by Louis Armstrong and his All Stars Book: His own autobiography Luxury: Trumpet
Arthur Askey
Mar 17, 2017 • 22 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is comedian Arthur Askey. Favourite track: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Golf instruction book Luxury: Golf clubs and balls
Sir Alec Rose
Mar 17, 2017 • 24 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is round-the-world sailor Sir Alec Rose. Favourite track: The Lord’s Prayer by Eric Rogers Chorale and Orchestra Book: History of England Luxury: Radio receiver
Sandy Powell
Mar 17, 2017 • 21 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is comedian Sandy Powell. Favourite track: Silent Night by Bing Crosby Book: My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin Luxury: Violin
Peter Pears
Mar 17, 2017 • 26 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is tenor Peter Pears. Favourite track: Moonlight (from Peter Grimes) by Benjamin Britten Book: Tropical Plants and Their Cultivation by Louis Bruggeman Luxury: Bed
Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
Mar 17, 2017 • 26 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is field marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Favourite track: Sei Nicht Bos (from Der Obersteiger) by Carl Zeller Book: The History of Warfare by Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Luxury: Piano
Lieutenant Colonel C H Jaeger
Mar 17, 2017 • 21 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is Senior Director of Music Lieutenant Colonel C H Jaeger. Favourite track: Suite No 3 in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Anthology of modern British poetry Luxury: Chess set
Marty Feldman
Mar 17, 2017 • 23 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is scriptwriter Marty Feldman. Favourite track: Concerto in D Minor for Oboe, Strings and Continuo (Opus 9 No 2) by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Luxury: Piano
Fenella Fielding
Mar 17, 2017 • 21 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is actress Fenella Fielding. Favourite track: Long Long Summer by Dizzy Gillespie Book: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Luxury: French silk-lined leather gloves
Henry Williamson
Mar 17, 2017 • 22 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is writer Henry Williamson. Favourite track: Tristan und Isolde (Act 3) by Richard Wagner Book: The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies Luxury: Cor anglais
Alvar Lidell
Mar 17, 2017 • 25 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is newsreader Alvar Lidell. Favourite track: String Quintet in C by Franz Schubert Book: Oxford English Dictionary Luxury: Playing cards
Patience Strong
Mar 17, 2017 • 25 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is poet Patience Strong. Favourite track: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo) by Felix Mendelssohn Book: Complete works by William Wordsworth Luxury: Indian painting showing the Crucifixion
Raymond Mays
Mar 17, 2017 • 21 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is car designer and former racer Raymond Mays. Favourite track: Love Will Find a Way by Jose Collins Book: Gaiety, Theatre of Enchantment by W MacQueen-Pope Luxury: Umbrella
Alan Pegler
Mar 17, 2017 • 25 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is owner of the Flying Scotsman Alan Pegler. Favourite track: Water Music Suite by George Frideric Handel Book: Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Luxury: Insect repellent
Dame Gladys Cooper
Mar 17, 2017 • 3 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is actress Dame Gladys Cooper. Favourite track: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius Book: Anthology of poetry Luxury: Tape recorder
Hetty King
Mar 17, 2017 • 20 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is comedian and musician Hetty King. Book: History of the world Luxury: Parrot
Quentin Poole
Dec 26, 1970 • 21 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is head chorister Quentin Poole. Favourite track: Mariner Man by William Walton Book: Novels by Agatha Christie Luxury: Flute and music
Isidore Godfrey
Feb 7, 1970 • 23 min
Roy Plomley’s castaway is conductor Isidore Godfrey. Favourite track: Symphony in D Minor by César Franck Book: The scores of the symphonies by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Luxury: Piano