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Duncan Goodhew

Duncan Goodhew

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First broadcast: Sun 07 Jun 1992

Swimmer, Olympic gold medal winner

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the swimmer Duncan Goodhew. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early life, which was dogged by misadventure - a fall from an apple tree left him permanently and completely bald; and in his early teens, he was discovered to be dyslexic. Nevertheless, these setbacks merely strengthened his resolve to succeed at swimming, and to go on and win a gold medal for the 100 metres breast-stroke at the Moscow Games.

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

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Stavros Xarhakos

2.

Stavros Xarhakos

Choros Tou Sakenia

Composer: Stavros Xarhakos

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Nilsson

3.

Nilsson

Without You

Performer: Nilsson

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Bruce Springsteen

4.

Bruce Springsteen

Badlands

Performer: Bruce Springsteen

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Chris Rea

5.

Chris Rea

The Road To Hell

Performer: Chris Rea

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Vangelis

6.

Vangelis

Chariots Of Fire

Composer: Vangelis

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Roxy Music

7.

Roxy Music

Avalon

Performer: Roxy Music

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Giacomo Puccini

8.

Castaway's favourite

Giacomo Puccini

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Book

Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

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