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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 Jan 1985

Playwright

Tom Stoppard, the playwright, began his career as a journalist on a local newspaper in Bristol. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his writing, which has been mainly for the theatre and has included several free translations of plays including Rough Crossing; now in the repertoire of the National Theatre.

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

Choices

Bessie Smith

1.

Castaway's favourite

Bessie Smith

Careless Love

Artist: Louis Armstrong

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The Avon Cities Jazz Band

2.

The Avon Cities Jazz Band

Jump For Joy

Leonard Bernstein

4.

Leonard Bernstein

America (from West Side Story)

Artist: Chita Rivera & Marilyn Cooper

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André Previn

6.

André Previn

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

7.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis

Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

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9.

10.

Book

Inferno in two languages by Dante Alighieri

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Luxury item

Plastic football

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