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Sir Ralph Richardson

Sir Ralph Richardson

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 04 Aug 1979

Classical British actor

Besides choosing the eight records he would take to the mythical island, Sir Ralph Richardson talks to Roy Plomley about his early life in an insurance office, about some of the many films and plays in which he has acted, and about the National Theatre where he was appearing at the time.

Choices

Binnie Hale & Seymour Beard

1.

Binnie Hale & Seymour Beard

Tea For Two

Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26

Soloist: Artur Schnabel

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Ella Fitzgerald

3.

Ella Fitzgerald

A Tisket-A-Tasket

Artist: Chick Webb Orchestra

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Gilbert & Sullivan

4.

Gilbert & Sullivan

There grew a little flower (from Ruddigore)

Soloist: Christine Palmer, Donald Adams Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Frédéric Chopin

5.

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72

Soloist: Vladimir De Pachmann

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Frédéric Chopin

6.

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in B major, Op. 62/1

Soloist: Jan Smeterling

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Bob Newhart

7.

Bob Newhart

The Cruise Of The USS Codfish

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Concerto in A major

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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9.

10.

Book

Novels by Henry James

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Luxury item

Pipes and tobacco

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Fri 12 Jun 1953

British classical actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Sir Ralph Richardson.

Choices

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

1.

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

Lo! Hear The Gentle Lark

Soloist: Amelita Galli-Curci

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Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26

Soloist: Artur Schnabel

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Binnie Hale With Her Orchestra

4.

Binnie Hale With Her Orchestra

No No Nanette

Engelbert Humperdinck

5.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel

Choir: Manchester Schoolchildren's Choir Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra

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William Shakespeare

6.

William Shakespeare

Now is the winter of our discontent (from Richard III)

Artist: Sir Henry Irving

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Johannes Brahms

8.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

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9.

Luxury item

Pipes and matches

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