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Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 01 Jan 2012

Radio and television broadcaster

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.

His career has spanned more than five decades and includes the chat show Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest, the quiz Blankety Blank and for many years being the host of Radio 2's breakfast show.

He says: "You have to create a kind of little club - you are not talking to an audience, you are talking to one person - and they are only half listening anyway. It's a mistake to think that everyone is clinging to your every word."

Choices

Peter Gabriel

1.

Castaway's favourite

Peter Gabriel

That’ll Do

Composer: Randy Newman

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Frank Sinatra

2.

Frank Sinatra

My Funny Valentine

Composer: Rodgers and Hart

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Carly Simon

3.

Carly Simon

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Composer: Hilliard/Mann

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The Choir of Moscow’s Church of the Ascension of the Lord

4.

The Choir of Moscow’s Church of the Ascension of the Lord

O Praise the Lord from Heaven

Composer: Trad.

Gaetano Donizetti

5.

Gaetano Donizetti

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'Elisir d'amore)

Artist: Placido Domingo with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus conducted by John Pritchard.

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Jimmy Durante

6.

Jimmy Durante

As Time goes By

Composer: Hupfield

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Gretchen Peters

7.

Gretchen Peters

When You are Old

Composer: Peters

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Giacomo Puccini

8.

Giacomo Puccini

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Artist: Placido Domingo with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli Composer: Puccini

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Book

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Bottles, pens and paper

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 09 Oct 1988

Radio and television broadcaster

Shy, lazy, self-effacing: this is the way this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs describes himself to Sue Lawley. So how come he ventured to the Radio Show at Earl's Court to choose his eight records to accompany him to the island? Well, you can find out how Terry Wogan just can't resist the challenge of a real, live audience, and also hear his ruminations on solitude, show business and shyness.

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

Choices

Irene Sharp

1.

Castaway's favourite

Irene Sharp

My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose

Charles-François Gounod

2.

Charles-François Gounod

Avant de quitter ces lieux (from Faust)

Soloist: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau

Others who chose this artist

Gilbert & Sullivan

3.

Gilbert & Sullivan

For the merriest fellows (from The Gondoliers)

Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus Orchestra: The Pro Arte Orchestra Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

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Giuseppe Verdi

4.

Giuseppe Verdi

Grand March (from Aida)

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli

Others who chose this artist

Johann Strauss II

5.

Johann Strauss II

Nuns' Chorus (from Casanova)

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Otto Ackermann

Others who chose this artist

Conrad Weidt

6.

Conrad Weidt

When The Lighthouse Shines Across The Bay

Kate Emily Barclay Moss

7.

Kate Emily Barclay Moss

The Floral Dance

Orchestra: The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

Others who chose this artist

Book

The collected works by P G Wodehouse

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Radio-cassette player and language tapes

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 21 May 1983

Radio and television broadcaster

Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster Terry Wogan.

Choices

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

2.

Castaway's favourite

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade - 3rd movement

Soloist: Rodney Friend Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Others who chose this artist

Pietro Mascagni

6.

Pietro Mascagni

Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn) (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Soloist: Victoira De Los Angeles Orchestra: Rome Opera House Conductor: Gabriele Santini

Others who chose this artist

Book

His favourite book by P G Wodehouse

Others who chose this author

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