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Sir Laurens Van Der Post

Sue Lawley's castaway is advisor to government and royalty Sir Laurens Van Der Post.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a writer, a traveller and an advisor to a Prince and Prime Minister.

Now nearly 90, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early years in South Africa, his incarceration as a Japanese prisoner-of-war and his life-long campaign to save the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert.

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

Favourite track: Piano Sonata No. 17 in Dm 'Tempest' by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Golden Bough by James Frazer
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Jan 1997 12:15

Music Played

  • The Bushmen Of The Kalahari Desert

    The Song Of The Rain

  • Goro Yamaguchi

    Yugure No Kyoku

    • Grands Maitres De La Flute Shakuhachi.
    • Ethnic.
  • Hariprasad Chaurasia

    Rag Kanusi Kanhra

    Artist: Sabir Khan

    • Hariprasad Chaurasia - Rag Kaunsi Kanhra.
    • Nimbus Records.
  • Sister Marie Keyrouz

    Passion Et Resurrection

    • Chants Byzantine - Soeur Marie Keyrouz.
    • Harmonia Mundi France.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 'Tempest'

      Soloist: Alfred Brendel

      • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 31 Nos 1-3.
      • Philips.
  • Paul Robeson

    Lazy Bones

    • The Glorious Voice Of Paul Robeson.
    • EMI.
  • Shirley Abicair

    Terrang Boelan

    • Looking For A Boy.
    • Fontana.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No. 6 In D major- Gigue

    Soloist: Yo Yo Ma

    • Bach - 6 Suites For Unaccompanied Cello.
    • CBS Masterworks.
  • Book Choice

    • The Golden Bough - James Frazer

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Sir Laurens van der Post


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