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Presented byKirsty Young

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Miriam Rothschild

Miriam Rothschild

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First broadcast: Sun 23 Apr 1989

Conservationist, Biologist

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is biologist and conservationist Miriam Rothschild. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her lifelong fascination with all forms of natural life, including her passion for fleas, worms and butterflies, and also how she welcomes the prospect of exile to the mythical island as an opportunity to discover and investigate unlimited flora and fauna.

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

Choices

Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth

1.

Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth

If You Were The Only Girl In The World

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Paul Robeson

2.

Paul Robeson

Some Enchanted Evening

Performer: Paul Robeson

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Paul Robeson

3.

Paul Robeson

My Lindy Lou

Performer: Paul Robeson

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fantasia for Four Viols in D minor

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Sound Effects

5.

Sound Effects

Nightingale Song

Performer: Sound Effects

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Henry Purcell

6.

Henry Purcell

Fantasia In D Minor For Four Viols

Composer: Henry Purcell

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Paul Francis Webster

7.

Paul Francis Webster

Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)

Performer: Paul Francis Webster

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Teddie St Denis & Co

8.

Teddie St Denis & Co

Lambeth Walk

Performer: Teddie St Denis & Co

Book

Encyclopaedia Britannica by

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Luxury item

Bag of wild flower seed

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