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Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 01 May 1994

Writer, Broadcaster

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the American writer and broadcaster Garrison Keillor. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood in the small town of Anoka in Minnesota, on which his stories in his bestseller, Lake Wobegon Days, were based. One of six children of Protestant fundamentalist parents, he'll be remembering his home life where story-telling was an intrinsic element, and in which alcohol, television, parties and socialising were all forbidden.

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

Choices

Hughes/Williams

2.

Hughes/Williams

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Choir: The Huddersfield Choral Society

Antonin Dvorak

4.

Antonin Dvorak

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Soloist: Pinchas Zukerman Orchestra: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Bill Hinkley & Judy Larson

5.

Bill Hinkley & Judy Larson

A Capital Ship

Merle Haggard

6.

Merle Haggard

The Bottle Let Me Down

Others who chose this artist

The Huddersfield Choral Society

8.

Castaway's favourite

The Huddersfield Choral Society

Abide With Me Fast Falls The Evertide

Others who chose this artist

Book

Thesaurus by Roget

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Set of china (four place settings)

Others who chose a similar luxury

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