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Bamber Gascoigne

Bamber Gascoigne

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 01 Nov 1987

Presenter of University Challenge, Writer

"My wife and I are great opera buffs" says Bamber Gascoigne, who became a household name when he first became the question master of BBC television's University Challenge some 25 years ago. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career as a writer and broadcaster and reveals a novel approach to assembling his package of records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Ottilie Patterson

1.

Ottilie Patterson

Make Me A Pallet On The Floor

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Karen Moore

2.

Karen Moore

May We Entertain You

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soave sia il vento (from Cosi fan tutte)

Others who chose this artist

Gaetano Donizetti

4.

Gaetano Donizetti

Ah! verranno a te (from Lucia di Lammermoor)

Others who chose this artist

Hector Berlioz

5.

Hector Berlioz

Absence (from Les nuits d'été)

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Giuseppe Verdi

6.

Giuseppe Verdi

Dite alla giovine (from La traviata)

Others who chose this artist

Book

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

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Luxury item

Carpentry tools

Others who chose a similar luxury

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