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Geoffrey Smith

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 June 1998

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the gardener and broadcaster Geoffrey Smith. He learnt his craft at his father's knee growing fruit and vegetables for the stately home where he worked. Later he learnt the science of horticulture at college and achieved top marks. He's always maintained the promise he made to himself as a boy: to spend his life outdoors. Except, of course, when he enters a studio for Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

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

Favourite track: Dawn Chorus
Book: History of viticulture, with instructions on how to make wine
Luxury: Bundle of prunings from a good vineyard so he can plant his own vines

Music Played

8 items
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    Moira Anderson Rowan Tree

    Twenty Scottish Favourites, Lismor

  • Image for BBC Sound Effects

    BBC Sound Effects Dawn Chorus

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    Harry James & His Music Makers St Louis Blues

    Spotlight on Harry James, Magic

  • Image for The Glenn Miller Orchestra

    The Glenn Miller Orchestra Moonlight Serenade

    In the Digital Mood, GRP

  • Image for The Royal Regiment

    The Royal Regiment Distant Hills

    Distant Hills, Pye

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    Don Cossack Choir Song of the Volga Boatmen

    Authentic Russia, Sonoton

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    Barratt & Siebert Piper in the Meadow

    Orchestra: Yorkshire Imperial Band Conductor: Major Peter Parkes

    Mr Smith’s Perennial Favourites, Polyphonic

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Psalm 23, D706

    Choir: Treorchy Male Choir Conductor: John Cynan Jones

    Songs You Love, HMV

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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