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Lord Sebastian Coe

Sebastian Coe

Lord Sebastian Coe

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Dec 2009

Chairman of Olympic Organising Committee, Politician - Conservative

Kirsty Young's castaway is Sebastian Coe.

It is more than a quarter of a century since his rivalry with fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett enraptured the nation.

After retiring from the racetrack, he enjoyed a career in politics. Now, though, his focus is on the Olympics once again - not on individual medals this time, but ensuring the 2012 games in London are a success.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Hölle Rache (from The Magic Flute)

Soloist: Edda Moser

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George Melly & Mick Mulligan

4.

George Melly & Mick Mulligan

There'll Be Some Changes Made

Lester Young

6.

Lester Young

Oh, Lady be good (from Lady, Be Good!)

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Katie Melua

8.

Castaway's favourite

Katie Melua

The Closest Thing to Crazy

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Book

Such Sweet Thunder: Benny Green on Jazz by Benny Green

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Luxury item

A piano and guide to playing it

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 15 Aug 1981

Runner, World champion

Roy Plomley's castaway is world champion athlete Sebastian Coe.

Choices

Tony Hancock

2.

Tony Hancock

A Sunday Afternoon At Home

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Giacomo Puccini

3.

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca

Soloist: Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Lawson-Haggart Greats Of Jazz

5.

Lawson-Haggart Greats Of Jazz

Just A Closer Walk To Thee

Unknown

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Unknown

Olympic Anthem 1980

Book

The Penguin Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

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