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Sir Bobby Robson

Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 05 Dec 2004

Footballer, Football manager

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby Robson is one of the most enduring and popular faces in football. For more than five decades he has dedicated his life to the game - as a player and manager. As a small boy growing up in a mining village in County Durham, he learnt his ball skills by playing football in the streets and backyard with his four brothers.

By the time he was 15, Bobby knew he had a particular gift and was attracting the attention of the local talent scouts. But, despite being offered a professional place by his home team of Newcastle, he decided to head south to Fulham, where he thought he'd have a greater chance to shine. He went on to play successfully for Fulham and West Bromwich Albion and earned twenty England caps before an ankle injury cut short his international career. He then managed Ipswich Town for 13 very successful years - leaving when he was offered the opportunity manage the England squad. After a successful career in Europe he returned to Britain in 1999 to manage Newcastle but was sacked early in the season. Despite health problems, he says he hasn't given up hope of finding another club to manage.

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

Choices

Robbie Williams & Frank Sinatra

1.

Castaway's favourite

Robbie Williams & Frank Sinatra

It Was a Very Good Year

Giacomo Puccini

2.

Giacomo Puccini

Nessun dorma! (from Turandot)

Soloist: Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Pavarotti

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Edward Elgar

5.

Edward Elgar

Enigma Variations - Nimrod

Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Barry White

6.

Barry White

Just The Way You Are

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Peggy Lee

7.

Peggy Lee

Is That All There Is?

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Louis Armstrong

8.

Louis Armstrong

We Have All The Time In The World

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9.

10.

Book

The works of historian John Keegan: The First World War & the Second World War collected into one volume by John Keegan

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Luxury item

Sun lounger with canopy to protect him from the sun

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 25 May 1986

Manager of the England football team

Bobby Robson is the manager of the England football team, who are about to go to Mexico for the World Cup. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his childhood in a Durham pit village, how he came to join Fulham FC after working down the mines, playing for England and his eventual move to become a manager.

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

Choices

Edward Elgar

1.

Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Norman del Mar

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Frank Sinatra

2.

Castaway's favourite

Frank Sinatra

Try A Little Tenderness

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George Shearing & Mel Tormé

3.

George Shearing & Mel Tormé

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

4.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake - Dance of the Swans

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conducotr: Previn

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Richard Rodgers

6.

Richard Rodgers

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes)

Artist: On Your Toes - Original 1983 Broadway Cast

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Schonberg/Kretzmer

8.

Schonberg/Kretzmer

I Dreamed A Dream

Artist: Les Miserables Orig Cast

9.

10.

Book

Thesaurus by Roget

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Luxury item

Set of golf clubs and an endless supply of balls

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