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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

Performer: Binnie Hale & Seymour Beard

Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ella Fitzgerald

3.

Ella Fitzgerald

A Tisket-A-Tasket

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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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

Performer: Bob Newhart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Clarinet Concerto in A major

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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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

Composer: Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

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Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians

3.

Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians

Dry Bones

Performer: Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians

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Binnie Hale With Her Orchestra

4.

Binnie Hale With Her Orchestra

No No Nanette

Performer: Binnie Hale With Her Orchestra

Engelbert Humperdinck

5.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Hansel and Gretel

Composer: Engelbert Humperdinck

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William Shakespeare

6.

William Shakespeare

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

Performer: William Shakespeare

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Ella Fitzgerald

7.

Ella Fitzgerald

A Tisket-A-Tasket

Performer: Ella Fitzgerald

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Johannes Brahms

8.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Composer: Johannes Brahms

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Luxury item

Pipes and matches

Others who chose a similar luxury

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