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Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 04 Jun 1995

British actor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actor Brian Blessed.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about Z Cars - the series which first brought him to public prominence in the 1960s, about his friendship with the actress Katherine Hepburn and his obsession with climbing mountains - mountains like Everest and Kilimanjaro - when he isn't acting.

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

Choices

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'

Soloist: Heather Harper Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Vivian Ellis

2.

Vivian Ellis

Paul Temple: Coronation Scot

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Maurice Ravel

4.

Maurice Ravel

Daphnis and Chloe -Daybreak

Orchestra: The New York Philharmonic Conductor: Pierre Boulez

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Patrick Doyle

5.

Patrick Doyle

Non Nobis, Domine

Orchestra: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Jean Sibelius

6.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

Orchestra: The Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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The Band And Brigade Of Gurkhas & Bugles Of 2nd Batillion

7.

The Band And Brigade Of Gurkhas & Bugles Of 2nd Batillion

Men Of The Hills

Igor Stravinsky

8.

Castaway's favourite

Igor Stravinsky

The Adoration of the Earth (from The Rite of Spring)

Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Others who chose this artist

Book

In Search of the Miraculous by Peter Ouspensky

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Luxury item

Scarf given to him by the Dalai Lama

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