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Robert Hardy

Robert Hardy

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 20 Nov 2011

Actor

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Robert Hardy.

He became a household name as the vet Siegfried Farnon in the hit TV series All Creatures Great and Small and, to a younger generation, he is the Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter films. But the role he is best known for is Winston Churchill - he won a Bafta for his performance in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He believes actors are born rather than made and his own ambitions crystallised when, as a very young boy, he was a page boy at a wedding: "I walked down the aisle with my head held high and as I went, every eye was turned towards me and something inside me said, "That's it, get every eye on you".

Choices

Pearl Bailey

1.

Pearl Bailey

What is a Friend For?

Composer: Harold Arlen

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Ludwig van Beethoven

2.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven’s 7th symphony in A Major - 2nd movement

Artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

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Enya

3.

Enya

The Longships

Composer: Enya/ Lyrics by Roma Ryan

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Hector Berlioz

4.

Hector Berlioz

The Waltz from the Symphonie Fantastique

Artist: The Paris Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov

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Francis Poulenc

5.

Francis Poulenc

Poulenc -Suite Francaise -Pavanne

Artist: The National Orchestra of France conducted by Charles Dutroit

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Jean Sibelius

6.

Jean Sibelius

Sibelius 6th Symphony in D Minor - The 4th movement Release: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6

Artist: City of Birmingham Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

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Ludwig van Beethoven

7.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven - String Quartet in B flat- 2nd movement

Artist: The Medici String Quartet

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John Hardy

8.

John Hardy

De Profundis

Artist: The Westminster Abbey Choir, the BBC Singers & London Brass conducted by Martin Baker

Book

The Great Warbow by Robert Hardy & Matthew Strickland

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Luxury item

Young lady in profile 1495 - De Predis

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 22 Apr 1978

British actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Robert Hardy.

Choices

Franz Peter Schubert

1.

Franz Peter Schubert

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karl Böhm

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Pearl Bailey

2.

Pearl Bailey

Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

3.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet

Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: Lorin Maazel

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Joseph Canteloube

4.

Joseph Canteloube

Obal, din lou limouzi (from Songs of the Auvergne)

Soloist: Victoria De Los Angeles

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Johannes Brahms

5.

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor

Soloist: David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: George Szell

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Jean Sibelius

7.

Castaway's favourite

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 7 in C Major

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

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Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130

Orchestra: Amadeus String Quartet

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Book

French dictionary by

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Luxury item

Greek sculpture of a female head

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