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Wilfred Thesiger

Wilfred Thesiger

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 06 Oct 1979

Explorer, Travel writer

Roy Plomley's castaway is explorer Wilfred Thesiger.

Choices

Gabriel Fauré

1.

Castaway's favourite

Gabriel Fauré

Pie Jesu (from Requiem)

Soloist: Robert Chilcott Choir: King's College Chapel Choir Conductor: David Willcocks

Others who chose this artist

The Ethiopian Coptic Church

2.

The Ethiopian Coptic Church

The Birth Of Christ

Pipes and Drums of HM 2nd Battalion Scots Guards

3.

Pipes and Drums of HM 2nd Battalion Scots Guards

Highland Laddie

Enrique Granados

4.

Enrique Granados

The maiden and the nightingale (from Goyescas)

Soloist: Victoria De Los Angeles Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Rashaida Desert Nomads

5.

Rashaida Desert Nomads

Music Of The Rashaida

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

6.

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

Death of Boris (from Boris Godunov)

Soloist: Feodor Chaliapin Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Thomas Stearns Eliot

7.

Thomas Stearns Eliot

What The Thunder Said

Artist: Alec Guinness

Others who chose this artist

Walter de la Mare

8.

Walter de la Mare

Arabia

Artist: Robert Harris

Others who chose this artist

Book

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Supply of acid drops

Others who chose a similar luxury

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