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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

Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

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Fats Waller

3.

Fats Waller

Your Feet's Too Big

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Gary Miller

4.

Gary Miller

The Way You Look Tonight

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Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

5.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Concerto No 1 in D, Opus 99

Soloist: John Williams Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Sir Charles Groves

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Orchestra: The Fitzwilliam String Quartet

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Tommy Dorsey

7.

Tommy Dorsey

All I Remember is You

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Jean Sibelius

8.

Castaway's favourite

Jean Sibelius

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

Orchestra: The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Neeme Jarvi

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Book

The collected works by P G Wodehouse

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Luxury item

No.7 Meccano outfit

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