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Terry Pratchett

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First broadcast: Sun 09 Feb 1997

Fantasy fiction writer

He's created a world full of wizards and witches, and his most popular character is Death. The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is one of Britain's best-selling authors. Terry Pratchett has written over 30 books, and sells more than one million copies each year. But as he tells Sue Lawley this week, he will never win the Booker Prize because, in this country, fantasy fiction is frowned upon.

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

Choices

Hector Berlioz

1.

Hector Berlioz

Dream of a witches sabbath (from Symphonie fantastique)

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Eugene Goossens

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Steeleye Span

2.

Castaway's favourite

Steeleye Span

Thomas The Rhymer

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Bernard Miles

3.

Bernard Miles

The Race For The Rhinegold Stakes

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

4.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Voi che sapete (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Soloist: Yvonne Minton Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Antonio Vivaldi

7.

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

Soloist: Itzhak Perlman Orchestra: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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喜多郎

8.

喜多郎

Theme From Silk Road

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Book

Edible Plants of the South Seas by Emile Massal

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Luxury item

The Chrysler Building

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Occupations

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