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Shirley Anne Field

Shirley Anne Field

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 14 Nov 1993

British actor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Shirley-Anne Field. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her Dickensian upbringing in different children's homes in the North of England and her extraordinary success as an actress in the 1960s, when she starred in The Entertainer and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. She'll also be reminiscing about her friendship with John F Kennedy and an ill-fated date with Frank Sinatra.

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

Choices

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

1.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Elvis Presley

2.

Elvis Presley

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

3.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor 'Pathétique' - 1st movement

Orchestra: The New York Philharmonic Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos

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Carpenters

4.

Carpenters

We've Only Just Begun

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Linda Ronstadt

5.

Linda Ronstadt

Somewhere Out There

Artist: James Ingram

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Giacomo Puccini

6.

Giacomo Puccini

Nessun dorma! (from Turandot)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti, Carreras, Placido Domingo

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Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

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Josef Locke

8.

Josef Locke

Count Your Blessings

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9.

Book

Reader's Digest by

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Luxury item

Large Chippendale mirror

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