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David Essex

David Essex


First broadcast: Sun 10 Jul 1988

Pop star

This week's castaway on Sue Lawley's desert island is a little difficult to categorise. To the record-buying public, he's a pop star of durable quality; to the theatregoers who like musicals, he's an actor-singer, and he's a popular music composer too. His name is David Essex, and, in conversation with Sue Lawley, you can hear about his life, his work and his enthusiasms in Desert Island Discs.

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


Gustav Holst


Gustav Holst

Jupiter (from The Planets)

Choir: The Ladies Of London Philharmonic Choir Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Edward Elgar


Castaway's favourite

Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrain Boult

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The Guinness Book of Records by

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Luxury item

A set of cricket equipment

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