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Series 4 - 5. English Lesson; Understanding Understanding Owls

Sir Terence Rattigan

Sir Terence Rattigan

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 Jan 1974

Playwright

Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Sir Terence Rattigan.

Choices

Harrow School Boys

1.

Castaway's favourite

Harrow School Boys

Forty Years On

Giacomo Puccini

2.

Giacomo Puccini

O soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)

Soloist: Licia Albanese, Jan Peerce Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

4.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake

Orchestra: Orchestre De La Suisse Romande

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Oscar Wilde

5.

Oscar Wilde

Lady Bracknell Interviews John Worthing (from The Importance Of Being Earnest)

Artist: Edith Evans, John Gielgud

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Tessie O'Shea

6.

Tessie O'Shea

Saturday Night At The Rose and Crown

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Giacomo Puccini

8.

Giacomo Puccini

Vissi D'Arte (from Tosca)

Soloist: Renata Tebaldi Orchestra: Santa Cecillia Orchestra, Rome Conductor: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

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Book

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

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Luxury item

Dom Perignon Champagne

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