iPlayer Radio What's New?

Dr Richard Dawkins

Dr Richard Dawkins

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 22 Jan 1995

Biologist, Writer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the biologist Dr Richard Dawkins. Author of popular science books such as The Selfish Gene and The Blind Watchmaker, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his scientific beliefs which are firmly rooted in the conviction that Darwin's theory of evolution provides the starting point for all we need to know about our world. He'll be discussing the implications of his theories, as well as choosing eight records for his island exile.

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

Choices

Gabriel Fauré

1.

Gabriel Fauré

In Paradisum (from Requiem), Op 48

Composer: Gabriel Fauré

Others who chose this artist

Paul Robeson

2.

Paul Robeson

Passing By

Performer: Paul Robeson

Others who chose this artist

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

3.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

String Quartet No 1 in D major - Andante Cantabile

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Others who chose this artist

Judy Collins

4.

Judy Collins

Michael From Mountains

Performer: Judy Collins

Others who chose this artist

Ralph Vaughan Williams

5.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

6.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major

Composer: Franz Schubert

Others who chose this artist

Vangelis

7.

Vangelis

Conquest Of Paradise

Composer: Vangelis

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Mache dich, mein Herze

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Jeeves Omnibus by P G Wodehouse

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Computer (solar-powered)

Others who chose a similar luxury

Contact us

This site contains archive material. To comment or bring something to our attention, please get in touch.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.