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Dickie Bird

Dickie Bird

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First broadcast: Sun 07 Apr 1996

Cricket umpire

This summer will see what will be a sad day in Test cricket history: Dickie Bird, who has umpired 65 Test matches, 92 one-day internationals and three world cup finals, will be umpiring his last Test match at Lords.

This week in Desert Island Discs, he will be talking to Sue Lawley about his church-going childhood in Barnsley, and his anxieties about punctuality - arriving as he has done at least four hours before time at Buckingham Palace, Chequers and The Oval.

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

Choices

William H. Monk

2.

William H. Monk

Abide With Me

Choir: King's College Choir

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Johann Strauss I

3.

Johann Strauss I

Radetzky March

Ensemble: The Band Of The Grenadier Guards Conductor: R B Bashford

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Edward Elgar

4.

Edward Elgar

Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Julio Iglesias & Pam Bunning

5.

Julio Iglesias & Pam Bunning

Feelings

Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

Turandot

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti

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Barbra Streisand

8.

Castaway's favourite

Barbra Streisand

The Way We Were

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Book

Wisden Almanack for cricketers by Wisden

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Luxury item

TV & satellite to watch Test matches

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Occupations

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