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Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine

Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine

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First broadcast: Sun 17 Jan 1988

Politician - Conservative

The Right Honourable Michael Heseltine MP is often described as one of the new breed of Tory politicians and was widely tipped to be the next leader of the party. But that all changed dramatically in 1986 when he resigned his Cabinet post over the Westland affair. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his upbringing in South Wales, schooldays at Shrewsbury, undergraduate life at Oxford and his subsequent career in politics. He also chooses the eight records to take with him to the island.

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

Choices

Palm Court Theatre Orchestra

1.

Palm Court Theatre Orchestra

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Sir Harry Lauder

2.

Sir Harry Lauder

Keep Right On To The End Of The Road

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

3.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fantasia On Greensleeves

Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

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George Frideric Handel

4.

George Frideric Handel

Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargeant

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Maurice Ravel

5.

Maurice Ravel

Bolero

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Giacomo Puccini

6.

Giacomo Puccini

Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)

Soloist: Eva Turner

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Winston Churchill

7.

Winston Churchill

This Was Their Finest Hour (speech, 18 June 1940)

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Morriston Orpheus Choir

8.

Castaway's favourite

Morriston Orpheus Choir

We'll Keep A Welcome

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Book

The Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs by

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Luxury item

Mosquito net

Others who chose a similar luxury

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