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Lew Grade

Lew Grade

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Dec 1987

Media mogul

Lew Grade has been at the centre of British show business for more than 50 years. Now into his 80s, he still has a dominant role as film and television mogul. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his life and career and selects the music both to listen and dance to during his stay on the mythical island.

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

Choices

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

1.

Castaway's favourite

Sir Henry Rowley Bishop

Lo! Hear The Gentle Lark

Soloist: Amelita Galli-Curci

Others who chose this artist

Dorothy Lamour

5.

Dorothy Lamour

On The Road To Morocco

Artist: Bing Crosby Artist: Bob Hope

Others who chose this artist

Giacomo Puccini

6.

Giacomo Puccini

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Soloist: Maria Callas

Others who chose this artist

Ernesto de Curtis

7.

Ernesto de Curtis

Torna A Surriento

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Conductor: Kurt Adler

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

8.

The Beatles

A Little Help From My Friends

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Antiquary by Walter Scott

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Crate of Montecristo cigars

Others who chose a similar luxury

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