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John Hurt

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 September 1984

John Hurt has built up a tremendous reputation as an actor, particularly for his performances in The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant and Champions. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career, including his role in the new film version of 1984, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Bean Dubh Ab Ghleanna by Paddy Moloney
Book: The complete works by Lewis Carroll
Luxury: Pillow

Music Played

8 items
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    Lead Belly Backwater Blues

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major

    Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

  • Image for Dolly MacMahon

    Dolly MacMahon Love Is Teasing

    Artist: Michael Tubridy

    Dolly

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi La traviata Prelude to Act 3

    Soloist: Joan Sutherland Orchestra: Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Florentino Conductor: John Pritchard

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Hey Jude

    20 Greatest Hits

  • Image for Paddy Moloney

    Paddy Moloney Bean Dubh Ab Ghleanna

    Tin Whistles

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight

    Just One Night

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

Credits

Presenter
Roy Plomley

Broadcasts

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