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The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles - Episode 4

James Dyson

James Dyson

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First broadcast: Sun 20 Jun 1999

Engineer, Inventor

Sue Lawley's guest this week is James Dyson. Today he's one of the richest men in Britain, but he began with an idea, a piece of cardboard and some sticky-backed plastic. Five years and more than 5,000 prototypes later, he was confident that he had invented a new type of vacuum cleaner. But that was to prove only the beginning of a long, drawn-out battle to get it licensed.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Erbarme dich

Soloist: Kathleen Ferrier Orchestra: Jacques Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bassoon Concerto in B flat major

Soloist: Gwydion Brooke Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic

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Bob Dylan

3.

Bob Dylan

Simple Twist of Fate

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Johannes Brahms

4.

Johannes Brahms

Warum ist das Licht gegeben, Op. 74/1

Artist: Bath Camerata

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Max Bruch

5.

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor - 2nd movement

Soloist: Maxim Vengerov Orchestra: The Leipzig Gewandhaus

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Henry Purcell

6.

Henry Purcell

Blessed are they that fear the Lord

Artist: Kings College Choir

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wax.on wax.off

7.

Castaway's favourite

wax.on wax.off

Slowdown - CASTAWAY'S DISC

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Tomaso Albinoni & Remo Giazotto

8.

Tomaso Albinoni & Remo Giazotto

Adagio in G Minor for Organ & Strings

Choir: Choir of New College Oxford Conductor: Edward Higginbottom

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Book

Olives: The Life and Love of a Noble Fruit by Mort Rosenslum

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Luxury item

Olive Oil

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