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Dick Francis

Dick Francis

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Dec 1998

Jockey, Crime writer

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the novelist Dick Francis. In what he calls "the best years of my life" as a professional jockey, he broke his nose, his collarbone, his wrist and his skull but also won 345 of the 2,305 races he ran. Now a best-selling author of 37 novels, he chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

George Gershwin

1.

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Soloist: Joanna Macgregor Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carl Davis

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

2.

Castaway's favourite

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Chattanooga Choo Choo

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Maurice Jarre

4.

Maurice Jarre

Theme From Lawrence Of Arabia

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Maurice Jarre

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Howard Keel

5.

Howard Keel

Oh What A Beautiful Morning

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Tony Bennett

6.

Tony Bennett

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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Bianca Francis

7.

Bianca Francis

Angel

George Gershwin

8.

George Gershwin

Summertime (from Porgy & Bess)

Soloist: Kathleen Battle Orchestra: The Orchestra of St Luke’s Conductor: Andre Previn

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Book

Men and Horses I Have Known by George Lampton

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Luxury item

Waterbed

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 27 Mar 1967

Novelist, Journalist, Jockey

Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and journalist Dick Francis.

Choices

Alfred Drake

1.

Alfred Drake

Oh What A Beautiful Morning

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Glenn Miller, his Orchestra & Chorus

2.

Glenn Miller, his Orchestra & Chorus

Chattanooga Choo Choo

George Frideric Handel

3.

George Frideric Handel

Water Music

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Julie Felix

4.

Julie Felix

I've Got Nothing But Time

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Frederick Harvey

5.

Frederick Harvey

David of the White Rock

Acker Bilk

7.

Acker Bilk

Stranger on the Shore

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Tony Bennett

8.

Castaway's favourite

Tony Bennett

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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Book

The Spirit of St Louis by Charles Lindbergh

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