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Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Broadcast

First broadcast: Fri 24 Dec 1999

Actor, Singer

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Michael Crawford. Renowned for his attention to detail, he has always performed his own stunts - whether roller-skating under moving lorries in Some Mothers Do Have 'Em, or walking the tightrope in the musical Barnum. A consumate professional, he admits to escaping from his hospital bed, where he was recovering from exhaustion, so the show could go on!

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

Choices

Benjamin Britten

2.

Benjamin Britten

Noel (from A Boy Was Born)

Soloist: Michael Hartnett Choir: The Boys Voices of the English Opera Group with the Purcell Singers and the Choristers of All Saints’ Margaret Street

Others who chose this artist

Georges Bizet

3.

Georges Bizet

Au fond du temple saint (from The Pearl Fishers)

Soloist: Edmund Barham and Anthony Michaels-Moore Orchestra: English Northern Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Paul Daniel

Others who chose this artist

Gene Kelly

4.

Gene Kelly

Broadway Melody Ballet

Others who chose this artist

Frank Sinatra

5.

Frank Sinatra

Soliloquy (Parts 1 & 2)

Others who chose this artist

Dorothy Dandridge

6.

Dorothy Dandridge

Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Gloria in excelsis

Orchestra: Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra Conductor: Karl Richter

Others who chose this artist

Book

The complete book of self-sufficiency by John Seymour

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Pen and paper

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 11 Nov 1978

Actor, Singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Michael Crawford.

Choices

John Williams

3.

John Williams

Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)

Others who chose this artist

Carly Simon

4.

Carly Simon

The Right Thing To Do

Others who chose this artist

Gene Kelly

5.

Gene Kelly

Singin' In The Rain

Others who chose this artist

Evelyn Laye

6.

Evelyn Laye

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

New York Shakespeare Festival Cast

8.

New York Shakespeare Festival Cast

I Hope I Get It

Book

Self Sufficiency by John Seymour

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Inflatable rubber woman

Others who chose a similar luxury

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

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 03 Jul 1971

Actor, Singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Michael Crawford.

Choices

Gene Kelly

3.

Castaway's favourite

Gene Kelly

Singin' In The Rain

Others who chose this artist

Michel Legrand

6.

Michel Legrand

Theme from Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

Others who chose this artist

Evelyn Laye

7.

Evelyn Laye

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

Johannes Brahms

8.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: John Barbirolli

Others who chose this artist

Book

A Book of Beauty by John Hadfield

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Cherry tree

Others who chose a similar luxury

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