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Lord Killanin

Lord Killanin

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First broadcast: Sun 11 Oct 1987

Journalist, Writer

Lord Killanin's career has embraced journalism, the Army, film-making and writing books. He was also, from 1972 to 1980, President of the International Olympic Committee. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his varied life and also chooses the eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Choices

Drummond/Cory

2.

Drummond/Cory

Eton Boating Song

Choir: Eton College Music Society

Hubert Gregg

3.

Hubert Gregg

Spread A Little Happiness

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Frédéric Chopin

4.

Castaway's favourite

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in A major, Op. 40/1 'Military'

Soloist: Ilana Vered

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Unknown

5.

Unknown

Olympic Hymn - PRIVATE TAPE

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

6.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sleeping Beauty

Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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U2

8.

U2

Where The Streets Have No Name

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Book

A Vanished Arcadia by Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham

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Luxury item

Olympic gold medal and award

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Occupations

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