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Ian Hislop

Sue Lawley's castaway is the editor of Private Eye - Ian Hislop.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Ian Hislop. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the seven turbulent years of his editorship of Private Eye, as well as his early attempts at stand-up comedy before he became somewhat more successful at sit-down comedy as team captain of BBC TV's Have I Got News For You?

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

Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro Se Vuol Ballare, Signor Contino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Civilisation by Kenneth Clarke
Luxury: Frosties

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40 minutes

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  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Se vuol ballare (from The Marriage of Figaro)

      Soloist: Claudio Desderi Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

      • Le Nozze Di Figaro.
      • EMI.
  • Flanders and Swann

    Hippopotamus Song

    • At The Drop Of A Hat.
    • Parlophone.
  • Dan Ackroyd & John Belushi

    Everybody Needs Somebody (To Love)

    • The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack.
    • Atlantic.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest

    Choir: Choir Of King's College, London Conductor: David Willcocks

    • Coronation Anthems.
    • Decca.
  • Madness

    One Step Beyond

    • Complete Madness.
    • Virgin.
  • Jessye Norman

    The Holy City

    • The Jessye Norman Collection.
    • Philips.
  • Jack Buchanan

    Goodnight Vienna

    • Jack Buchanan.
    • Flapper.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Exulta, filia Sion

    Soloist: Ian Partridge

    • Monteverdi Madrigals & Sacred Concertos.
    • Archiv.
  • Book Choice

    • Civilisation - Kenneth Clark

  • Luxury Choice

    • Frosties

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Ian Hislop

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