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Sir Terry Wogan

Presenter and broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.

His career has spanned more than five decades and includes the chat show Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest, the quiz Blankety Blank and for many years being the host of Radio 2's breakfast show.

He says: "You have to create a kind of little club - you are not talking to an audience, you are talking to one person - and they are only half listening anyway. It's a mistake to think that everyone is clinging to your every word."

Producer: Corinna Jones.

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45 minutes

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New Year's Day 2012 11:15

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Peter Gabriel

      That'll Do (feat. Paddy Moloney & Black Dyke Band)

      Composer: Randy Newman

      • Pig in the City.
      • Geffen.
  • Frank Sinatra

    My Funny Valentine

    Composer: Rodgers and Hart

    • Frank Sinatra: Best Of The Best.
    • Reprise.
  • Carly Simon

    In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

    Composer: Hilliard/Mann

    • My Romance.
    • Arista.
  • The Choir of Moscow’s Church of the Ascension of the Lord

    O Praise the Lord from Heaven

    Composer: Trad.

    • Soul of Eternal Russia: Orthodox Hymns and Chants.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Una furtiva lagrima (from L'Elisir d'amore)

    Artist: Placido Domingo with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus conducted by John Pritchard.

    • Opera Arias.
  • Jimmy Durante

    As Time goes By

    Composer: Hupfield

    • As Time Goes By: The Best of Jimmy Durante.
    • Warner Archives.
  • Gretchen Peters

    When You are Old

    Composer: Peters

    • Circus Girl (Best Of Gretchen Peters).
    • Scarlet letter records.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

    Artist: Placido Domingo with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli Composer: Puccini

    • Tosca.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Book Choice

    • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bottles, pens and paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Terry Wogan


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