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Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher

Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 18 Feb 1978

Leader of the Opposition (became Prime Minister in 1979), Politician - Conservative

Roy Plomley's castaway is Leader of the Opposition the Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher.

Choices

Ludwig van Beethoven

1.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

Soloist: Alfred Brendel Orchestra: London Phlharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Bernard Haitink

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Antonin Dvorak

2.

Antonin Dvorak

Goin' Home

Orchestra: GUS Band Conductor: Boddington

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Giuseppe Verdi

3.

Giuseppe Verdi

Grand March (from Aida)

Orchestra: Rome Opera House Orchestra Conductor: Zubin Mehta

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Bob Newhart

4.

Bob Newhart

Introducing Tobacco To Civilisation

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Irene Dunne

5.

Irene Dunne

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Felix Mendelssohn

6.

Felix Mendelssohn

Be Not Afraid

Soloist: Gwyneth Jones Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Fruhbeck De Burgos

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Saint-Preux

7.

Saint-Preux

Andante For Trumpet

Orchestra: Pierre Thibaud Orchestra Conductor: Saint-Preux

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Pietro Mascagni

8.

Pietro Mascagni

Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn) (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Covent Garden Conductor: Gardelli

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Book

Survival manual by

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Luxury item

Photo album of her children

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