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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 06 May 2001

Novelist

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Margaret Drabble.

Choices

Johannes Brahms

1.

Johannes Brahms

Serenade No. 1 in D major

Orchestra: BRT Philharmonic Orchestra of Brussels

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen

Soloist: Ernst Haefliger Orchestra: Munich-Bach Orchestra

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Pearl Bailey

3.

Pearl Bailey

Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum

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Max Adrian

4.

Max Adrian

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Alan Price

5.

Alan Price

Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear

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Jean Sibelius

6.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 4 in A minor

Orchestra: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

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George Frideric Handel

7.

Castaway's favourite

George Frideric Handel

I know that my Redeemer liveth (from Messiah)

Soloist: Isobel Baillie Orchestra: Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Claudio Monteverdi

8.

Claudio Monteverdi

Pur ti miro (from The Coronation of Poppea )

Soloist: Danielle Borst & Guillemette Laurens

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Book

Old Wives Tale by Arnold Bennett

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Luxury item

Painting by Maurice Cockerill - Ariadne’s Thread

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 06 May 1968

Writer, Novelist

Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist Margaret Drabble.

Choices

The Beatles

1.

The Beatles

A Little Help from My Friends

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Give, O give me back my Lord

Soloist: William Parsons Orchestra: Jacques Orchestra

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Claudio Monteverdi

5.

Claudio Monteverdi

Love Duet (from L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Soloist: Magda Laszlo, Richard Lewis Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: John Pritchard

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John Dowland

6.

John Dowland

Weep You No More, Sad Fountains

Soloist: Richard Lewis, Jacqueline Bonneau

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Robert Rounseville

7.

Robert Rounseville

It Must Be So from Candide

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Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major

Orchestra: Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin

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Book

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

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Luxury item

Typewriter and paper

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