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Professor Peter Vanezis

Sue Lawley's castaway is Glasgow University academic Professor Peter Vanezis.

Sue Lawley's castaway on Desert Island Discs is the Regius Professor of Foresenic Medicine and Science at the University of Glasgow, Peter Vanezis.

Professor Vanezis has had a major role in examining the mass graves found in Bosnia, Rwanda and Chile and is a member of the international scientific team working on Otzi the 'Iceman' - the 5,300-year-old mummy discovered in the Alps in 1991. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Record: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Book: Christ Re-Crucified by Nicos Kazantsakis
Luxury: Big photo album of friends and family

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Fri 23 Mar 2001 09:00

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  • Michael Ball

    Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

    • Les Miserables.
    • First Night Records.
  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Parlophone.
  • Tommy Steele

    Singing the Blues

    • The World of Tommy Steele.
    • Spectrum.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (from Nabucco)

      • Nabucco.
      • EMI.
  • Xavier Cugat

    Sway

    • Best of Xavier Cugat.
    • Spectrum.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Cavalleria rusticana

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Gianandrea

    • Your Hundred Best Tunes.
    • Decca.
  • Nat King Cole

    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

    • Greatest Love Songs.
    • EMI.
  • Xavier Cugat

    Misirlou

    • The Best of Cugat.
    • Mercury.
  • Book Choice

    • Christ Re-Crucified - Nicos Kazantsakis

  • Luxury Choice

    • Big photo album of friends and family

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Professor Peter Vanezis

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