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Arthur Scargill

Arthur Scargill

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First broadcast: Sun 10 Apr 1988

President of the National Union of Mineworkers

This week, Sue Lawley casts away Arthur Scargill, the President of the National Union of Mineworkers, who admits to being orderly in his everyday life, and that he would devise a plan to enable him to have a store of food and proper living accommodation. In choosing his music to take with him, he pays particular attention to black American jazz.

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

Choices

The London Emmanuel Choir

2.

Castaway's favourite

The London Emmanuel Choir

Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Jacques Offenbach

3.

Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Douglas Gamley

Others who chose this artist

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

6.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture

Orchestra: Massed Brass Bands of Yorkshire

Others who chose this artist

Édith Piaf

7.

Édith Piaf

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

8.

Giuseppe Verdi

Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (from Nabucco)

Others who chose this artist

Book

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

The Mona Lisa

Others who chose a similar luxury

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