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Martin Shaw

Kirsty Young invites actor Martin Shaw to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Shaw. He has been one of Britain's most popular stage and television actors of the past 40 years and has taken on more than 100 different roles. Yet Martin has spent half a lifetime moving out of the shadow of one of his earliest parts: Ray Doyle in The Professionals.

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

Favourite track: Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs by George Frideric Handel
Book: Post Captain in the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien
Luxury: A synthesiser to make up my own music.

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45 minutes

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Fri 26 Jun 2009 09:00

Music Played

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Two Violins in D minor - 2nd movement

    Soloist: David & Igor Oistrach Orchestra: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Eugene Goossens

    • Bach: Violin Concertos.
    • DG.
  • Tino Rossi


    • Paris After Dark.
    • Pathe Marconi.
  • Sergei Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor - 3rd movement

    Soloist: E Kissin Orchestra: the Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

    • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3.
    • RCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor - Lacrymosa

    Choir: BBC Singers, London Mozart Players Conductor: Jane Glover

    • Mozart: Requiem.
    • ASV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Cosi mi narri? (from the Marriage of Figaro)

    Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp

    • A Night at the Opera 2 - Great Duets.
    • Decca.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Frideric Handel

      Surely He hath borne our griefs (from Messiah)

      Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Malcom Sargent

      • Handel: Messiah.
      • Classics for Pleasure.
  • Jennifer Rush

    Power of Love

    • RADIO 2: Songs of the Century.
    • Global Television.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Istvan Szekely Orchestra: the Budapest Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Gyula Nemeth

    • Piano Concertos Nos 1& 2.
    • Naxos.
  • Book Choice

    • Post Captain in the Aubrey/Maturin series - Patrick O'Brian

  • Luxury Choice

    • A synthesiser to make up my own music.


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Martin Shaw


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