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Peter Scudamore

Peter Scudamore

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First broadcast: Sun 29 May 1994

Jockey

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the jockey Peter Scudamore. The son of a jockey who had won the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup - Scu, as he is known throughout the racing fraternity - resisted all attempts to turn him into an estate agent, and followed in his father's footsteps. Having broken nearly every bone in his body, he retired in 1993 after a career which encompassed 1,678 National Hunt victories and the title of Champion Jockey a record eight times. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about jockeys, jumping and his new career, journalism.

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

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Elton John

1.

Elton John

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Mott the Hoople

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Mott the Hoople

Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

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James

3.

Castaway's favourite

James

Laid

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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

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Gioachino Rossini

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Gioachino Rossini

Largo al factotum (from The Barber of Seville)

Orchestra: Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Alceo Galliera

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Book

Book of Verse by Rudyard Kipling

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Luxury item

Snorkeling equipment

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