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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1956-1960

Author: BBC Radio 4

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

Cliff Richard

1960-10-3120:231

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
Liberace

Liberace

1960-05-2322:483

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
George Thalben-Ball

George Thalben-Ball

1959-10-2623:09

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
Charles Mackerras

Charles Mackerras

1959-08-2427:10

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras. Book: Foreign translation of a long English novel Luxury: Wine
Percy Kahn

Percy Kahn

1958-09-0823:06

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn. Luxury: Tape recorder
Hephzibah Menuhin

Hephzibah Menuhin

1958-08-2523:27

Roy Plomley's castaway is concert pianist Hephzibah Menuhin. Luxury: Chinese language course
Agnes Nicholls

Agnes Nicholls

1958-05-1923:03

Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Agnes Nicholls. Book: Illustrated dictionary Luxury: Perfume
Roy Plomley

Roy Plomley

1958-05-1224:081

Eamonn Andrews's castaway is broadcaster Roy Plomley. Book: Who's Who in the Theatre Luxury: Desk with a typewriter and paper
Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon

1958-02-1719:20

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ben Lyon. Luxury: Film projector and films of family
Bransby Williams

Bransby Williams

1957-11-0425:39

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Bransby Williams. Luxury: Paper and pencils
Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels

1956-04-0219:15

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Bebe Daniels. Luxury: Typewriter and paper
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