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Sir Peter Parker

Sir Peter Parker

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 Jan 1980

Chairman of British Rail

Roy Plomley's castaway is chairman of British Rail Sir Peter Parker.

Choices

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

1.

Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle

La Marseillaise

Soloist: andrea Guiot, Claude Cales Orchestra: Paris Opera Chorus and Orchestra Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Oboe Quartet in F major

Soloist: Leon Goossens

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Benjamin Britten

3.

Benjamin Britten

Nocturne

Soloist: Peter Pears, BarryTuckwell Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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Tomaso Albinoni & Remo Giazotto

4.

Tomaso Albinoni & Remo Giazotto

Adagio in G Minor for Organ & Strings

Orchestra: SAAR Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Karl Ristenpart

Oscar Straus

5.

Oscar Straus

Mariette

Soloist: Yvonne Printemps, Sacha Guitry

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Al Jarreau

6.

Al Jarreau

Better Than Anything

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William Blake

7.

William Blake

The Crystal Cabinet

Artist: Ralph Richardson

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 In A Major

Orchestra: Philharmonia Promenade Orchestra Conductor: Adrian Boult

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Book

The collected works by William Blake

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Luxury item

Gold rail pass

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Occupations

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