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Dilys Powell

Dilys Powell

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Nov 1991

Film critic

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the film critic Dilys Powell. She began reviewing films for The Sunday Times in 1939, and since then her forthright and pithy comments have served as a natural accompaniment to the pleasures of going to the cinema. Today, at the age of 90, she still reviews three or four films a week and she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her receipt of what she describes as "a very liberal education" from her lifelong devotion to the big screen.

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

Choices

Shirley Jones

1.

Shirley Jones

People Will Say We're In Love

Others who chose this artist

Chip Gabey Ozzie and Chorus

2.

Chip Gabey Ozzie and Chorus

New York, New York

Igor Stravinsky

3.

Igor Stravinsky

Petruchka's Room (from Petrushka)

Orchestra: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Pierre Monteux

Others who chose this artist

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

4.

Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade

Orchestra: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

5.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesu, joy of man's desiring (from Cantata No. 147)

Soloist: Dame Myra Hess

Others who chose this artist

Rex Harrison

6.

Rex Harrison

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from My Fair Lady

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute Act 1

Soloist: Anneliese Rothenberger, Walter Berry Orchestra: The Orchestra Of Bavarian State Opera Munich

Others who chose this artist

Honore and Grandmama

8.

Castaway's favourite

Honore and Grandmama

I Remember It Well (from Gigi)

Book

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Mouth organ with instructions

Others who chose a similar luxury

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 21 Jan 1957

Film critic, Writer

Roy Plomley's castaway is film critic Dilys Powell.

Choices

Frédéric Chopin

2.

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin - Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42

Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata for the First Day of Christmas

Choir: Soloists of the Akademie Kammerchor Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Igor Stravinsky

4.

Igor Stravinsky

The Shrovetide Fair (from Petrushka)

Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Others who chose this artist

Claude Debussy

5.

Claude Debussy

Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Others who chose this artist

Jordan Bentley

6.

Jordan Bentley

Pass The Football

Manuel de Falla

7.

Manuel de Falla

Nights in the Gardens of Spain

Soloist: Clifford Curzon Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Dylan Thomas

8.

Dylan Thomas

Fern Hill

Artist: Richard Burton

Others who chose this artist

Luxury item

Paper and pencils

Others who chose a similar luxury

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