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Sir Basil Spence

Sir Basil Spence

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First broadcast: Mon 01 Feb 1965

Architect of Coventry Cathedral

Roy Plomley's castaway is architect Sir Basil Spence.

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K S Narayanaswami & Narayana Menon

1.

K S Narayanaswami & Narayana Menon

Janani Mamara

Eartha Kitt

2.

Eartha Kitt

Under the Bridges of Paris

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major

Orchestra: Mainz Chamber Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major 'Emperor'

Soloist: Wilhelm Backhaus Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Clemens Krauss

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Nat King Cole

5.

Nat King Cole

The Very Thought of You

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Benjamin Britten

6.

Castaway's favourite

Benjamin Britten

Requiem aeternam (from War Requiem)

Choir: Bach Choir, Highgate School Choir Orchestra: Melos Ensemble, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor

Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin

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Giacomo Puccini

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Giacomo Puccini

E Lucevan le Stelle (from Tosca)

Soloist: Giuseppe di Stefano, Maria Callas Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra Conductor: Victor de Sabata

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Book

History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher

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Luxury item

Spaghetti

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