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Series 33 - 3. Sir Mark Walport on Sir Hans Sloane

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

David Niven

David Niven

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 30 Apr 1977

Oscar winning actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor David Niven.

Choices

Blue Mink

1.

Blue Mink

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Performer: Blue Mink

Others who chose this artist

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes, Drums and Military Band

2.

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes, Drums and Military Band

Amazing Grace

Performer: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipes, Drums and Military Band

Gloria Gaynor

3.

Gloria Gaynor

Never Can Say Goodbye

Performer: Gloria Gaynor

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Giuseppe Verdi

4.

Giuseppe Verdi

Celeste Aida (from Aida)

Performer: Giuseppe Verdi

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George McCrae

5.

George McCrae

Rock Your Baby

Performer: George McCrae

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Léo Delibes

6.

Léo Delibes

Bell Song (from Lakmé)

Performer: Léo Delibes

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Oscar Hammerstein II

7.

Oscar Hammerstein II

There Is Nothin' Like A Dame

Composer: Oscar Hammerstein II

Others who chose this artist

William Shakespeare

8.

Castaway's favourite

William Shakespeare

Once more unto the breach (from Henry V)

Performer: William Shakespeare

Others who chose this artist

Book

British army survival manual by

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