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Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 02 Jul 2000

Playwright

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the playwright Peter Nichols. His award winning work, including Privates on Parade and A Day in The Death of Joe Egg has left audiences in stitches and sometimes in tears. With the recent revival of Passion Play, his darkly comic tale about adultery, Peter Nichols talks to Sue Lawley about his life and writing, and chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

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

Choices

Fred Astaire

1.

Fred Astaire

No Strings

Performer: Fred Astaire

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Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

2.

Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

Maple Leaf Rag

Performer: Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

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Igor Stravinsky

3.

Igor Stravinsky

Pulcinella Overture

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

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Benjamin Britten

4.

Benjamin Britten

There is no rose (from Ceremony of Carols)

Composer: Benjamin Britten

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

5.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem in D minor - Hostias

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Professor Peter Schickele

6.

Professor Peter Schickele

Classical Rap

Performer: Professor Peter Schickele

Hoagy Carmichael

7.

Hoagy Carmichael

Rockin' Chair

Performer: Hoagy Carmichael

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Sir William Walton

8.

Sir William Walton

Battle of Agincourt (from Henry V)

Composer: Sir William Walton

Others who chose this artist

Book

His diary which he has kept since he was 18 - to relive life since 1945 by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Cyanide tablet (if he can’t have a tower and telescope or a full-size snooker table)

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 14 Mar 1981

Playwright

Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Peter Nichols.

Choices

The Benny Goodman Quartet

1.

The Benny Goodman Quartet

I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas

Performer: The Benny Goodman Quartet

Others who chose this artist

Elaine Stritch

2.

Elaine Stritch

Why Do The Wrong People Travel

Performer: Elaine Stritch

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 3 in E Flat Major

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Barry Humphries

4.

Barry Humphries

At Least You Can Say You Have Seen It

Performer: Barry Humphries

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Fats Waller

5.

Fats Waller

Carolina Shout

Performer: Fats Waller

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Dennis Miller

6.

Dennis Miller

Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major

Performer: Dennis Miller

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George Frideric Handel

7.

Castaway's favourite

George Frideric Handel

He trusted In God (from Messiah)

Composer: George Frideric Handel

Others who chose this artist

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

8.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Solitude

Performer: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

Collected essays by George Orwell

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Vibraphone

Others who chose a similar luxury

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