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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

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First broadcast: Sun 06 Feb 1994

Creator of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Douglas Adams, creator of the anarchic world conjured up by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a child, he found it difficult to communicate with the adult world, and didn't speak until he was four years old. But as his confidence grew, he set his sights on being a nuclear physicist - an ambition later replaced by a burning desire to be John Cleese in Monty Python's Flying Circus. In fact, he has become a hugely-successful author, a passionate amateur naturalist and a rock star manque.

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

Choices

The Shadows

1.

The Shadows

Man Of Mystery

Performer: The Shadows

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György Ligeti

2.

György Ligeti

Requiem

Composer: György Ligeti

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The Beatles

3.

The Beatles

Drive My Car

Performer: The Beatles

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Sanctus

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chorale Prelude: Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Paul Simon

6.

Paul Simon

Hearts And Bones

Performer: Paul Simon

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Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Italian Concerto in F major - 3rd movement

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

All of Me

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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Book

Omnibus of Golfing Stories by P G Wodehouse

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Luxury item

Martin D28 left-handed guitar

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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