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Desert Island Discs: Fragment Archive 1942-1959

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


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05:23 | Dec 7th, 1959

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

04:55 | Nov 23rd, 1959

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
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08:35 | Nov 16th, 1959

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

07:36 | Oct 19th, 1959

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

17:06 | Oct 12th, 1959

Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz musician Dave Brubeck. Book: Encyclopaedia Luxury: Piano
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