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Joseph Rotblat

Sue Lawley's castaway is physicist Joseph Rotblat.

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the nuclear physicist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat. During World War II he quit the notorious Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb when he realised that 'nothing good can come out of evil'. Fifty years later he is still committed to multilateral disarmament and the pursuit of peace.

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

Favourite track: A Rill will be a Stream, a Stream will be a Flood by Swedish Physicians in Concert for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Book: Encyclopaedia Britannica on CD-Rom
Luxury: Solar-powered laptop

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Sun 8 Nov 1998 12:04

Music Played

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  • Polanaise in A flat major, Op. 53 'Heroic'

    Soloist: John Ogdon

  • Joan Baez

    Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

    • Very Early Joan.
    • Vanguard.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras

    • Works by Dukas, Prokofiev & Britten.
    • Cala.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidrei

    • Pablo Casals: The Complete Acoustic Recordings Vol. 1 (1915-16).
    • Biddulph.
  • Paul Robeson

    Ol' Man River

    • Paul Robeson Sings Ol’ Man River and Other Favourites.
    • EMI.
  • Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Choir: Ambrosian Singers Conductor: Andre Previn

    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Swedish Physicians in Concert for the Prevention of Nuclear War

      A Rill will be a Stream, a Stream will be a Flood

  • Book Choice

    • Encyclopaedia Britannica on CD-Rom

  • Luxury Choice

    • Solar-powered laptop


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Joseph Rotblat


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