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Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 09 Nov 1986

Novelist, Poet

Kingsley Amis won the 1986 Booker Prize for his novel The Old Devils. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his childhood in South London, the success of his first published novel Lucky Jim, which he wrote when a lecturer at Swansea University, and his subsequent career as a don at Cambridge and then as a full-time novelist.

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

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Johann Strauss II

1.

Johann Strauss II

Tales from the Vienna Woods

Orchestra: J. Strauss Orchestra of Vienna Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute Act 2

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Bix Beiderbecke

3.

Bix Beiderbecke

I'm Coming, Virginia

Performer: Bix Beiderbecke

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Antonin Dvorak

4.

Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

Composer: Antonin Dvorak

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Jimmy Rushing

5.

Jimmy Rushing

Exactly Like You

Performer: Jimmy Rushing

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Tchaikovsky

6.

Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major

Performer: Tchaikovsky

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Pee Wee Russell

7.

Pee Wee Russell

Strut Miss Lizzie

Performer: Pee Wee Russell

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Wild Bill Davison

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wild Bill Davison

Runnin' Wild

Performer: Wild Bill Davison

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Book

Oxford English Dictionary by

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Luxury item

Scotch whiskey

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 29 May 1961

Novelist, Poet

Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Kingsley Amis.

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Troise and his Mandoliers

1.

Troise and his Mandoliers

Moonlight Kisses

Performer: Troise and his Mandoliers

Bud Freeman and his Famous Chicagoans

2.

Castaway's favourite

Bud Freeman and his Famous Chicagoans

Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble

Performer: Bud Freeman and his Famous Chicagoans

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Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus

3.

Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus - Such a Space of Silence in the Town

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Carlos Ramos

4.

Carlos Ramos

Sempre Que Lisboa Canta

Performer: Carlos Ramos

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Karin Juel

5.

Karin Juel

Jolly Bob

Performer: Karin Juel

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The Modern Jazz Quartet

6.

The Modern Jazz Quartet

Django

Performer: The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Connie Francis

7.

Connie Francis

Many Tears Ago

Performer: Connie Francis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Book

Collected poetry by Robert Graves

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Luxury item

American whiskey

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Occupations

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