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Michael Elkins

Michael Elkins

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 16 Feb 1985

Foreign correspondent

Michael Elkins was, for many years, the BBC correspondent in Jerusalem. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he recalls his childhood in New York, where he became a pool-room hustler, his screen-writing career in Hollywood, and he talks about his active role in helping to set up a Jewish state in Palestine.

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

Choices

Antonio Vivaldi

1.

Castaway's favourite

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons - Spring

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

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Gabriel Fauré

2.

Gabriel Fauré

In Paradisum (from Requiem), Op 48

Composer: Gabriel Fauré

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Lon Clark

3.

Lon Clark

The Lonesome Train

Performer: Lon Clark

Ludwig van Beethoven

5.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Johann Sebastian Bach

6.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D major

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

7.

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Loch Lomond

Performer: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

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Benjamin Britten

8.

Benjamin Britten

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Composer: Benjamin Britten

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Book

The Hero With the Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

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Luxury item

Electric typewriter

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Occupations

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