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Alfred Hitchcock

Roy Plomley's castaway is film director Alfred Hitchcock.

Favourite track: Siegfried's Horn Call by Richard Wagner
Book: Household Management by Mrs Beeton
Luxury: Continental railway timetable

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Mon 19 Oct 1959 13:10

Music Played

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  • Albert Roussel

    Symphony No 3 in G Minor

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

  • Fred Emney & Sydney Fairbrother

    A Sister to Assist 'Er

  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture

    Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra Conductor: John Barbirolli

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Richard Wagner - Siegfried's horn-call (from Siegfried)

      Soloist: Lucien Thévet

  • George Robey

    The Fact Is

  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Variations on a Nursery Theme

    Soloist: Cyril Smith Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

  • Robert Schumann

    Préambule (from Carnaval)

    Soloist: Artur Rubinstein

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Funeral March of a Marionette

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Arthur Fiedler

  • Book Choice

    • Household Management - Mrs Beeton

  • Luxury Choice

    • Continental railway timetable


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Alfred Hitchcock


  • Mon 19 Oct 1959 13:10

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