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Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert

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First broadcast: Sun 20 Jun 2010

Film director

Kirsty Young's castaway is the film director Lewis Gilbert.

His career started in the 1920s when he was a child actor in silent movies. Over the next seven decades, he went on to direct Hollywood blockbusters as well as landmark British films. His directing credits include Reach for the Skies, Alfie, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine - as well as three Bond films. Depite his numerous successes, though, he remains haunted by the film he didn't make: he spent years working with Lionel Bart and planning how Oliver! might look... only for the project to slip through his fingers.

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Frederick Delius

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Frederick Delius

Brigg Fair

Soloist: Owain Arwel Hughes Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Part of the Third movement of Second Symphony

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: André Previn

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Igor Stravinsky

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Igor Stravinsky

The finale of the Firebird

Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simon Rattle

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Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra

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Castaway's favourite

Al Bowlly with Ray Noble & His Orchestra

I'll String Along with You

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Book

Book of poems by

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Luxury item

Football

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