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Bishop Trevor Huddleston

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 September 1988

The castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is a monk, a man at peace with solitude, but whose life has been spent fighting the cause of the oppressed and dispossessed, from South Africa to London's East End. He is Bishop Trevor Huddleston, former Bishop of Stepney and President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his long and varied life.

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

Favourite track: Fidelio - The Prisoners Chorus by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse
Luxury: Binoculars

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

    From The New World, Decca

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)

    Soloist: Janet Baker Orchestra: The Concertgebouw Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

    Das Lied Von Der Erde, Philips

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Chorus Conductor: George Solti

    Fidelio, Decca

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials Free Nelson Mandela

    Free Nelson Mandela Single, Two Tone

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Sanctus (from Requiem)

    Choir: The Choir Of King's College Cambridge Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

    Faure Requiem, EMI

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Summertime (from Porgy & Bess)

    Orchestra: The RCA Victor Symphony

    Porgy & Bess Highlights In English, RCA Classics

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Gute Nacht (from Winterreise)

    Soloist: Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

    Winterreise, Decca

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Già nella notte densa (love duet) (from Otello)

    Soloist: Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The National Academy Of Santa Cecilia

    Verdi Arias and Duets, RCA Classics

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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