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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

Oro de Donato Racciatti

8.

Oro de Donato Racciatti

Cambalache

Book

My Method of Singing by Enrico Caruso

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Luxury item

Karaoke piano

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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

Soloist: Elsie Morison, Jennifer Vyvyan

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Soloist: Teresa Berganza Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: John Pritchard

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Maria Callas

3.

Maria Callas

Louise: Depuis Le Jour

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Richard Strauss

4.

Richard Strauss

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

Soloist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Teresa Stich-Randall Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Maggie Teyte & Gerald Moore

5.

Maggie Teyte & Gerald Moore

En Sourdine

Diana Ross & The Supremes

7.

Castaway's favourite

Diana Ross & The Supremes

Baby Love

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Julie Covington

8.

Julie Covington

If I Had My Time Again

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Book

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

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Luxury item

Space invaders

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