Rhapsody in Blue
Soloist: Joanna Macgregor Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Carl Davis
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]
Novelist, Journalist, Jockey
Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and journalist Dick Francis.
Chattanooga Choo Choo
David of the White Rock
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