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Leo McKern

Leo McKern

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 28 Apr 1984

Rumpole actor

Leo McKern tried various careers like engineering and art before he decided to become an actor. Although he now concentrates mainly on films and television, he did several seasons at the Old Vic and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre after the war. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career and not forgetting his characterisation of Rumpole of the Bailey.

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

Choices

Camille Saint-Saëns

1.

Camille Saint-Saëns

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Bartirolli

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Benjamin Britten

2.

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Benjamin Britten

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Orchestra: Boyd Neel String Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

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Gaetano Donizetti

3.

Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale Act 3

Soloist: Amelita Galli-Curci, Tito Schipa

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

4.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet Act 1

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

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Ludwig van Beethoven

6.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Gregorio Allegri

7.

Gregorio Allegri

Miserere

Soloist: Ray Goodman Choir: Choir Of King's College, Cambridge

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Book

Encyclopaedia by

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Luxury item

Watercolours and hot-pressed paper

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