Kirsty Young's castaway is actor Peter Sallis.
Kirsty Young invites actor Peter Sallis to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island. As the unassuming Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine and the equally mild-mannered Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, Sallis brings to life a sepia-tinted Britain that barely seems to exist any more. Now aged 88 and with failing eyesight, no-one, he says, is more surprised at his success than himself: "I've been lucky enough to keep going and I realise now, though it's taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive. I'm very lucky indeed."
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: The finale of Symphony No.5 in E flat Major by Jean Sibelius
Book: The collected works by P G Wodehouse
Luxury: No.7 Meccano outfit.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner
- The World of Vaughan Williams.
- Night in Manhattan with Lee Wiley.
Your Feet's Too Big
- Your Feet’s Too Big.
The Way You Look Tonight
- The Way You Look Tonight/Dear Friend.
Concerto No 1 in D, Opus 99
Soloist: John Williams Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Sir Charles Groves
- Guitar Concertos by Rodrigo.
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 - 5th movement
Orchestra: The Fitzwilliam String Quartet
- Beethoven: String Quartet Op130.
All I Remember is You
- Dance with Dorsey.
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major - 3rd movement
Orchestra: The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
- Sibeluis: The Symphonies.
- D G.
The collected works - P G Wodehouse
No.7 Meccano outfit
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- Sun 17 May 2009 10:00
- Sun 17 May 2009 11:15
- Fri 22 May 2009 09:00