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Arthur Scargill

Sue Lawley's castaway is President of the National Union of Mineworkers Arthur Scargill.

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]

Favourite track: Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go by The London Emmanuel Choir
Book: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Luxury: The Mona Lisa

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40 minutes

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Fri 15 Apr 1988 09:05

Music Played

  • Scott Joplin

    The Entertainer

    • The Entertainer.
    • Biograph.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The London Emmanuel Choir

      Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

    Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Douglas Gamley

  • Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

    Beale Street Blues

    • Ace Of Hearts.
  • Old Shep

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    1812 Overture

    Orchestra: Massed Brass Bands of Yorkshire

  • Édith Piaf

    Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

    • The Very Best of Edith Piaf.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

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

  • Book Choice

    • Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

  • Luxury Choice

    • The Mona Lisa

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Arthur Scargill

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