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Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 17 Jul 1976

Poet

Roy Plomley's castaway is poet Philip Larkin.

Choices

Thomas Tallis

3.

Thomas Tallis

Spem In Alium

Choir: King's College Chapel Choir

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Bessie Smith

4.

Castaway's favourite

Bessie Smith

I'm Down In The Dumps

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Edward Elgar

6.

Edward Elgar

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Adrian Boult

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George Frideric Handel

8.

George Frideric Handel

O praise the Lord (Chandos Anthem No. 9)

Choir: Beecham Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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Book

The collected works by George Bernard Shaw

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Luxury item

Typewriter and paper

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Occupations

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