Cinque dieci (from The Marriage Of Figaro)
Soloist: Claudio Desderi, Gianni Rolandi Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra
This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Sir Ian Trethowan. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his days as a copy boy earning 27/6d on the Daily Sketch, his early journalistic career, his transition from television presenter to manager of BBC Radio, and some of the dramas and crises which characterised his days as Director-General of the BBC. A lifelong opera lover, he'll also be choosing eight records for his island idyll.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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