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Clive James

Clive James

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 11 Jun 2000

Broadcaster, Writer, Critic

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Clive James. Author, critic and television personality, he is presently contemplating his fourth autobiography - tracing the journey from his childhood in Australia to the Footlights Review at Cambridge University, and then to becoming the wittiest television critic and presenter in Britain.

During the interview Clive reads extracts from his poem 'Young Australian Rider, P.G. Burman', taken from his book Other Passport Poems 1958-1985.

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

Choices

Elvis Presley

1.

Castaway's favourite

Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock

Others who chose this artist

Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers

2.

Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers

The Chant

Performer: Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers

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Tito Schipa

4.

Tito Schipa

Una Furtiva Lagrima

Performer: Tito Schipa

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Frank Sinatra

5.

Frank Sinatra

Summer Wind

Performer: Frank Sinatra

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Alison Moyet

6.

Alison Moyet

Where Hides Sleep

Performer: Alison Moyet

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Pete Atkin

7.

Pete Atkin

Laughing Boy

Performer: Pete Atkin

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Oro de Donato Racciatti

8.

Oro de Donato Racciatti

Cambalache

Performer: Oro de Donato Racciatti

Book

My Method of Singing by Enrico Caruso

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Karaoke piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 14 Jun 1980

Broadcaster, Poet, Critic

Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster and writer Clive James.

Choices

Alessandro Scarlatti

1.

Alessandro Scarlatti

Ahi Che Sara Di Me

Composer: Alessandro Scarlatti

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Non so piĆ¹ cosa son (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Maria Callas

3.

Maria Callas

Louise: Depuis Le Jour

Performer: Maria Callas

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

4.

Richard Strauss

Marie Theres'! Hab' mir's gelobt (Act 3 Trio) (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Composer: Richard Strauss

Others who chose this artist

Maggie Teyte & Gerald Moore

5.

Maggie Teyte & Gerald Moore

En Sourdine

Performer: Maggie Teyte & Gerald Moore

Billie Holiday

6.

Billie Holiday

Pennies From Heaven

Performer: Billie Holiday

Others who chose this artist

Diana Ross & The Supremes

7.

Castaway's favourite

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Baby Love

Performer: Diana Ross & The Supremes

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Julie Covington

8.

Julie Covington

If I Had My Time Again

Performer: Julie Covington

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Book

Book about how to build a plane out of palm fronds and coconut fibre by Willy Messerschmitt

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Space invaders

Others who chose a similar luxury

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