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James Prior

James Prior

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 11 Jan 1987

Chairman of the General Electric Company, Politician, MP

The Rt Hon James Prior MP manages to combine his parliamentary work with being the Chairman of the General Electric Company. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls organising a pig club at school during the war and talks about his career in farming and the eventual emergence of politics as his overriding interest.

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

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Tchaikovsky

1.

Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D major

Performer: Tchaikovsky

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Dooley Wilson & Elliot Carpenter

2.

Dooley Wilson & Elliot Carpenter

As Time Goes By

Performer: Dooley Wilson & Elliot Carpenter

Liza Minnelli

3.

Liza Minnelli

Cabaret

Performer: Liza Minnelli

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Frank Loesser

4.

Frank Loesser

Guys and Dolls

Performer: Frank Loesser

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Elaine Paige

5.

Elaine Paige

Memory

Performer: Elaine Paige

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Gustav Holst

6.

Gustav Holst

Jupiter (from The Planets)

Composer: Gustav Holst

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Claude Debussy

7.

Claude Debussy

Clair de lune (from Suite bergamasque)

Composer: Claude Debussy

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 11 Jan 1975

Politician - Conservative, Farmer

Roy Plomley's castaway is politician and farmer Rt Hon. James Prior MP.

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César Franck

1.

César Franck

Symphonic Variations

Composer: César Franck

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King's College Chapel Choir

2.

King's College Chapel Choir

Dear Lord and Father Of Mankind

Performer: King's College Chapel Choir

Joan Roberts

3.

Joan Roberts

People Will Say We're In Love

Performer: Joan Roberts

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Ludwig van Beethoven

4.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Marni Nixon

5.

Marni Nixon

Tonight (from West Side Story)

Performer: Marni Nixon

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Sir Edward Elgar

6.

Castaway's favourite

Sir Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Julie Andrews

7.

Julie Andrews

My Favourite Things

Performer: Julie Andrews

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Book

History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston Churchill

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Luxury item

Radio receiver

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