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Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 15 Dec 1979

American novelist

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Norman Mailer.

Choices

Sir Edward Elgar

1.

Sir Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Gus Elen

2.

Gus Elen

Art A Pint O' Ale

Performer: Gus Elen

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Sonny Stitt

3.

Sonny Stitt

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Performer: Sonny Stitt

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Sonny Rollins

4.

Sonny Rollins

The Way You Look Tonight

Performer: Sonny Rollins

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Miles Davis Quintet

5.

Miles Davis Quintet

Round Midnight

Performer: Miles Davis Quintet

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Lale Andersen

6.

Lale Andersen

Lilli Marlene

Performer: Lale Andersen

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Carmen McRae

7.

Carmen McRae

Imagination

Performer: Carmen McRae

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major 'Eroica'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Book

Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

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Luxury item

Stick of the best marijuana

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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