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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1956-1960 Podcast Profile

Desert Island Discs: Archive 1956-1960 Podcast

English, History, 1 season, 14 episodes, 5 hours, 14 minutes
Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island.
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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
10/31/196020 minutes, 23 seconds
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Godfrey Talbot

Roy Plomley's castaway is journalist Godfrey Talbot. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: Critical and Historical Essays by Thomas Macaulay Luxury: Writing materials
8/29/196022 minutes, 32 seconds
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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
5/23/196022 minutes, 48 seconds
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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
10/26/195923 minutes, 9 seconds
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Charles Mackerras

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras. Book: Foreign translation of a long English novel Luxury: Wine
8/24/195927 minutes, 10 seconds
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Percy Kahn

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn. Luxury: Tape recorder
9/8/195823 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hephzibah Menuhin

Roy Plomley's castaway is concert pianist Hephzibah Menuhin. Luxury: Chinese language course
8/25/195823 minutes, 27 seconds
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Agnes Nicholls

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Agnes Nicholls. Book: Illustrated dictionary Luxury: Perfume
5/19/195823 minutes, 3 seconds
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Roy Plomley

Eamonn Andrews's castaway is broadcaster Roy Plomley. Book: Who's Who in the Theatre Luxury: Desk with a typewriter and paper
5/12/195826 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ben Lyon

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ben Lyon. Luxury: Film projector and films of family
2/17/195819 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sir Thomas Beecham

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Luxury: Havana cigars
12/23/195720 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bransby Williams

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Bransby Williams. Luxury: Paper and pencils
11/4/195725 minutes, 39 seconds
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Stan Kenton

Roy Plomley's castaway is bandleader Stan Kenton. Book: The Mature Mind by H. L. Overstreet
4/9/195618 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bebe Daniels

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Bebe Daniels. Luxury: Typewriter and paper
4/2/195619 minutes, 15 seconds