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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

Peggy Lee

1.

Peggy Lee

Smile

Performer: Peggy Lee

Others who chose this artist

Benjamin Britten

2.

Benjamin Britten

Noel (from A Boy Was Born)

Composer: Benjamin Britten

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Georges Bizet

3.

Georges Bizet

Au fond du temple saint (from The Pearl Fishers)

Composer: Georges Bizet

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Gene Kelly

4.

Gene Kelly

Broadway Melody Ballet

Performer: Gene Kelly

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Frank Sinatra

5.

Frank Sinatra

Soliloquy (Parts 1 & 2)

Performer: Frank Sinatra

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Dorothy Dandridge

6.

Dorothy Dandridge

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

Performer: Dorothy Dandridge

Others who chose this artist

Michael Crawford

7.

Michael Crawford

Eternal Love

Performer: Michael Crawford

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Gloria in excelsis

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

1.

Castaway's favourite

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

Gloria

Performer: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

Others who chose this artist

Billie Holiday

2.

Billie Holiday

For All We Know

Performer: Billie Holiday

Others who chose this artist

John Williams

3.

John Williams

Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)

Performer: John Williams

Others who chose this artist

Carly Simon

4.

Carly Simon

The Right Thing To Do

Performer: Carly Simon

Others who chose this artist

Gene Kelly

5.

Gene Kelly

Singin' In The Rain

Performer: Gene Kelly

Others who chose this artist

Evelyn Laye

6.

Evelyn Laye

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

Performer: Evelyn Laye

David Gates

7.

David Gates

Clouds Suite

Performer: David Gates

Others who chose this artist

New York Shakespeare Festival Cast

8.

New York Shakespeare Festival Cast

I Hope I Get It

Performer: New York Shakespeare Festival Cast

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

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

1.

Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

Gloria

Performer: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin

Others who chose this artist

Billie Holiday

2.

Billie Holiday

For All We Know

Performer: Billie Holiday

Others who chose this artist

Gene Kelly

3.

Castaway's favourite

Gene Kelly

Singin' In The Rain

Performer: Gene Kelly

Others who chose this artist

Donovan

4.

Donovan

Catch The Wind

Performer: Donovan

Others who chose this artist

John Barry

5.

John Barry

The Lion In Winter

Composer: John Barry

Others who chose this artist

Michel Legrand

6.

Michel Legrand

Theme from Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

Performer: Michel Legrand

Others who chose this artist

Evelyn Laye

7.

Evelyn Laye

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

Performer: Evelyn Laye

Johannes Brahms

8.

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Composer: Johannes Brahms

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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