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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 03 Apr 1994

Explorer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Over the last 23 years, he has navigated the White Nile in a hovercraft, travelled around the world through both poles, discovered a lost city and, most recently, he nearly perished in Antarctica. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his unhappy schooldays at Eton, his thwarted ambition to emulate his father's military career and the problems he has had with his companions on expeditions.

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

Choices

Flight of the Condor

1.

Flight of the Condor

Papel De Plata

Performer: Flight of the Condor

Michael Ball

2.

Castaway's favourite

Michael Ball

Love Changes Everything

Performer: Michael Ball

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The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

3.

The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

Blue Bonnets

Performer: The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

4.

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

Kyrie From The Missa Luba

Performer: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

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The Original London Cast Of Les Miserables

5.

The Original London Cast Of Les Miserables

Red And Black

Performer: The Original London Cast Of Les Miserables

Barbra Streisand

6.

Barbra Streisand

Memory

Performer: Barbra Streisand

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Enya

7.

Enya

Ebudae

Performer: Enya

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Sir Edward Elgar

8.

Sir Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Book

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

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Luxury item

Antisan for insect bites

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 29 Oct 1983

Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has had many adventures since he was removed from the SAS for the illegal use of explosives, but without a doubt his greatest exploit was the Transglobe Expedition. Swamps, deserts and arctic ice fields were just some of the many hazards he encountered on the first round-the-world journey via the two poles.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he describes some of his exploits and 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]

Choices

Video Symphonic

1.

Video Symphonic

The Flame Trees Of Thika

Performer: Video Symphonic

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The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

2.

The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

Blue Bonnets & Drum Prelude

Performer: The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Scottish Regiments

Clannad

3.

Clannad

Theme From Harry's Game

Performer: Clannad

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Vangelis

4.

Vangelis

Chariots of Fire (Titles)

Composer: Vangelis

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Elaine Paige

5.

Elaine Paige

Memory

Performer: Elaine Paige

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Royal Marine Band of HMS Ark Royal

6.

Royal Marine Band of HMS Ark Royal

Sailing

Performer: Royal Marine Band of HMS Ark Royal

Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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James Galway

8.

James Galway

Annie's Song

Performer: James Galway

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Book

The Oxford Book of Quotations by

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Luxury item

Tube of Antisan cream

Others who chose a similar luxury

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