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Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 29 Aug 1999

Musician, Artist, Broadcaster

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Rolf Harris. He's the presenter of one of the most popular television programmes, Animal Hospital, but he's an artist and a musician too. He shot to the top of the charts on many occasions with musical hits as varied as Tie Me Kangaroo Down and Stairway to Heaven. Both of which featured his own unique invention, the wobble board.

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

Choices

Rolf Harris

1.

Rolf Harris

Ego Sum Pauper (I Give You My Heart)

Artist: Dowlais Male Voice Choir

Others who chose this artist

Eartha Kitt

2.

Eartha Kitt

The Day That The Circus Left Town

Others who chose this artist

Harry Belafonte

3.

Harry Belafonte

The Jack Ass Song

Artist: Tony Scott and his Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Rolf Harris

6.

Castaway's favourite

Rolf Harris

Gendarmes Quartet

Artist: Crom Harris / West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Chisel for sculpting

Others who chose a similar luxury

There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 03 Apr 1967

Musician, Artist, Broadcaster

Roy Plomley's castaway is musician, artist and broadcaster Rolf Harris.

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 4 In E flat major

Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Others who chose this artist

Yves Montand

8.

Castaway's favourite

Yves Montand

Matila

Others who chose this artist

Book

Dusty by Frank Dalby Davison

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Two tape recorders

Others who chose a similar luxury

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