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John Thaw

John Thaw

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 07 Oct 1990

Actor

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is an actor who rose to fame by portraying two rather different sorts of policemen on the nation's television screens. John Thaw, though a versatile stage actor, having appeared at the Royal Court and played with the Royal Shakespeare Company, is best known for the roles of Jack Reegan in the Sweeney, and, more recently, the morose but music-loving Inspector Morse. A passionate lover of classical music himself, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early childhood in Lancashire, his marriage to actress Sheila Hancock and his aversion to the perils of stardom.

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

Choices

Jean Sibelius

1.

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major

Composer: Jean Sibelius

Others who chose this artist

Giacomo Puccini

2.

Giacomo Puccini

In questa Reggia (from Turandot)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Others who chose this artist

Sir Edward Elgar

3.

Sir Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor - 1st movement

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

Others who chose this artist

Franz Schubert

4.

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major - 2nd movement

Composer: Franz Schubert

Others who chose this artist

Sheila Hancock

5.

Sheila Hancock

Little Girls (from Annie)

Performer: Sheila Hancock

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute Overture

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

7.

Richard Strauss

Beim Schlafengehen (from Four Last Songs)

Composer: Richard Strauss

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Erbarme dich

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Large comfortable armchair

Others who chose a similar luxury

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