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Peter Sallis

Peter Sallis

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First broadcast: Sun 17 May 2009

Last of the Summer Wine actor

Kirsty Young invites actor Peter Sallis to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island. As the unassuming Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine and the equally mild-mannered Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, Sallis brings to life a sepia-tinted Britain that barely seems to exist any more. Now aged 88 and with failing eyesight, no-one, he says, is more surprised at his success than himself: "I've been lucky enough to keep going and I realise now, though it's taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive. I'm very lucky indeed."

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

Choices

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Lee Wiley

2.

Lee Wiley

Manhattan

Performer: Lee Wiley

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Fats Waller

3.

Fats Waller

Your Feet's Too Big

Performer: Fats Waller

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Gary Miller

4.

Gary Miller

The Way You Look Tonight

Performer: Gary Miller

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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

5.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Concerto No 1 in D, Opus 99

Performer: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 - 5th movement

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Tommy Dorsey

7.

Tommy Dorsey

All I Remember is You

Performer: Tommy Dorsey

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Jean Sibelius

8.

Castaway's favourite

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major - 3rd movement

Composer: Jean Sibelius

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Book

The collected works by P G Wodehouse

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Luxury item

No.7 Meccano outfit

Others who chose a similar luxury

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