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Duncan Goodhew

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 June 1992

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the swimmer Duncan Goodhew. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early life, which was dogged by misadventure - a fall from an apple tree left him permanently and completely bald; and in his early teens, he was discovered to be dyslexic. Nevertheless, these setbacks merely strengthened his resolve to succeed at swimming, and to go on and win a gold medal for the 100 metres breast-stroke at the Moscow Games.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini
Book: Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Luxury: Wig

Music Played

8 items
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    Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata

    Orchestra: Sky

    Instrumental Greats, Telstar

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    Stavros Xarchakos Choros Tou Sakenia

    Soloist: George Zambetas

    Greece My Love, Polydor

  • Image for Nilsson

    Nilsson Without You

    Nilsson Schmilsson, RCA

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Badlands

    Darkness On The Edge Of Town, CBS

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    Chris Rea The Road To Hell

    Auberge, East West

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    Vangelis Chariots Of Fire

    Chariots Of Fire, Polydor

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    Roxy Music Avalon

    Avalon, EG

  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

    Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa

    Original Soundtrack - Room With A View, DRG

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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