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Sir Robin Day

Sir Robin Day

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 21 Jan 1990

Political interviewer

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is Sir Robin Day. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about going with his father to hear Churchill speak at a political rally when he was a boy, recalling his days at post-war Oxford, the early days at ITN and his long association with politicians in front of the microphone.

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

Choices

Giuseppe Verdi

1.

Castaway's favourite

Giuseppe Verdi

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (Brindisi) (from La traviata)

Soloist: Placido Domingo, Ileana Cotrubas Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Winston Churchill

3.

Winston Churchill

This was their Finest Hour (speech, 18 June 1940)

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Georges Bizet

5.

Georges Bizet

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (from Carmen)

Soloist: Teresa Berganza Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Fats Waller

6.

Fats Waller

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Artist: Una Mae Carlisle

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William Shakespeare

8.

William Shakespeare

This day is called the feast of Crispian (from Henry V)

Artist: Sir Laurence Olivier

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9.

Book

The Oxford Book of English Verse by

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Luxury item

Magnums of champagne

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 08 Sep 1969

Broadcaster, Reporter, Interviewer

Roy Plomley's castaway is reporter and interviewer Sir Robin Day.

Choices

Danny Kaye, Louis Armstrong

1.

Danny Kaye, Louis Armstrong

When the Saints Go Marching In

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John F. Kennedy

2.

John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Address (speech, 20 January 1961)

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

4.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Symphony No. 1 in D minor

Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

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Winston Churchill

5.

Winston Churchill

This Was Their Finest Hour (speech, 18 June 1940)

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William Shakespeare

7.

Castaway's favourite

William Shakespeare

John of Gaunt's Speech (from Richard II)

Artist: John Gielgud

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Al Jolson

8.

Al Jolson

You Made Me Love You

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9.

Book

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by

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Luxury item

Champagne

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