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Brendan Foster

Brendan Foster

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First broadcast: Sun 13 Mar 1988

Distance runner

In the 1970s, Brendon Foster was our most outstandingly consistent athlete, breaking world records and winning European and Commonwealth titles. He has also promoted Gateshead as an international centre for athletics. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career and considers the pros and cons of athletics today, and he also selects eight records to take with him on an imagined trip to a desert island.

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

Choices

Simon & Garfunkel

1.

Simon & Garfunkel

Homeward Bound

Performer: Simon & Garfunkel

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The Beatles

2.

The Beatles

Hey Jude

Performer: The Beatles

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Rudyard Kipling

3.

Rudyard Kipling

If

Performer: Rudyard Kipling

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Ipi Tombe Original Cast

4.

Ipi Tombe Original Cast

Theme from Ipi Tombe

Performer: Ipi Tombe Original Cast

Ron Goodwin

5.

Ron Goodwin

The Trap Theme

Performer: Ron Goodwin

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The Police

6.

The Police

Every Breath You Take

Performer: The Police

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Rod Stewart

7.

Rod Stewart

Never Give Up On A Dream

Performer: Rod Stewart

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Mark Knopfler

8.

Castaway's favourite

Mark Knopfler

Going Home

Performer: Mark Knopfler

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Book

The Lakeland Peaks (photographs) by W A Poucher

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Occupations

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