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Julian Fellowes Baron Fellowes of West Stafford

Julian Fellowes Baron Fellowes of West Stafford

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First broadcast: Sun 18 Dec 2011

Actor and award-winning screenwriter

Kirsty Young's castaway is the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes.

He won an Oscar for his screenplay for Gosford Park and went on to write other feature films including The Young Victoria and Vanity Fair. Downton Abbey, which he created and writes, has been an enormous TV success with a huge audience. "Of course" he says, "if I had a clear understanding of why it had done so well, I would continue to write shows that attracted record viewers for the rest of my life."

Choices

Macy Gray

1.

Macy Gray

I try

Composer: Macy Gray

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Edward Elgar

2.

Edward Elgar

Land of Hope and Glory

Artist: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn

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Giuseppe Verdi

3.

Giuseppe Verdi

Sempre libera – Always free

Artist: Joan Sutherland

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Virginia Verrill & Jon Hall

4.

Virginia Verrill & Jon Hall

Love Walked In

Composer: George and Ira Gershwin

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Marvin Gaye

5.

Marvin Gaye

I heard it Through the Grapevine

Composer: Strong, Whitfield

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Carole King

6.

Carole King

It Might as Well Rain Until September

Composer: Goffin/King

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George Frideric Handel

7.

George Frideric Handel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Artist: The English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge

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Giacomo Puccini

8.

Castaway's favourite

Giacomo Puccini

Quando m’en vo

Artist: Elizabeth Harwood, Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

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Book

The complete works by Anthony Trollope

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Luxury item

Two enormous casks of Chateau Margaux

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