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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

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First broadcast: Sun 27 Nov 1988

Comedian, Writer , Actor

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a man who prefers to shun any sort of label, but has already attracted quite a number of them - writer, actor, raconteur, wit - but it is as a so-called 'alternative comedian' that Stephen Fry has been most remarkable, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his somewhat chequered past and his highly successful present.

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

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Finch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

Soloist: Eberhardt Wachter Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

3.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Non più andrai (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Soloist: Guiseppe Taddei Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Others who chose this artist

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

4.

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

I've Got You Under My Skin

Richard Wagner

6.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Wagner

Magic Fire Music (from Die Walküre)

Soloist: Hans Hotter Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

7.

Giuseppe Verdi

Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

Soloist: Sherrill Milnes / Dame Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti / Tourangeau Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

Others who chose this artist

Richard Wagner

8.

Richard Wagner

Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)

Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Jeeves Omnibus by P G Wodehouse

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Suicide pill

Others who chose a similar luxury

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