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Most Rev Robert Runcie

Most Rev Robert Runcie

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First broadcast: Sun 01 Jan 1989

Archbishop of Canterbury

The first castaway of 1989 in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's most senior church leaders - the Most Reverend Robert Runcie, the 102nd Archbishop of Canterbury. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his Liverpool childhood and his war years when, as a tank commander, he won the military cross.

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

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Edward Elgar

1.

Edward Elgar

Sea Pictures - Sea slumber-song

Artist: New Philharmonic Orchestra

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Regimental Band and the Massed Pipes of the Scots Guards

3.

Regimental Band and the Massed Pipes of the Scots Guards

Hielan' Laddie

Giacomo Puccini

4.

Giacomo Puccini

Love Duet (from La Bohème)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti/Mirella Freni

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

5.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Soloist: Jean Pougnet Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Vesperae solennes de confessore - Laudate Dominum

Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

7.

Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti

In The Bleak Midwinter

Soloist: Stephen Varcoe Choir: King's College Chapel Choir

Johann Sebastian Bach

8.

Castaway's favourite

Johann Sebastian Bach

Mass in B minor - Sanctus

Choir: London Bach Choir

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Book

The Odyssey by Homer

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Luxury item

Rocking chair

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