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Bob Champion

Bob Champion

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 20 Nov 1988

Jockey

Sue Lawley's castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is jockey Bob Champion - a man who, against all the odds, fought back after he was diagnosed as having cancer to win one of the most coveted prizes in his field - in 1981 he rode Aldaniti to a stunning victory in the Grand National. He'll be talking about his passion for riding, his fight against his illness and the two children who, contrary to all medical predictions, he has since fathered.

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

Choices

U2

1.

U2

With Or Without You

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Four Tops

2.

Four Tops

If I Were A Carpenter

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Simon & Garfunkel

3.

Castaway's favourite

Simon & Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Carl Davis

5.

Carl Davis

Theme Music from the film Champions

Composer: Carl Davis Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra

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The Rolling Stones

6.

The Rolling Stones

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

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Glen Campbell

8.

Glen Campbell

Galveston

Performer: Glen Campbell Composer: Jimmy Webb

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Book

Fraser's Horse Book by Alistair Fraser

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Luxury item

A bronze statue of the racehorse Aldaniti

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