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Alan Clark

Sue Lawley's castaway is diarist Alan Clark.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the politician, historian and diarist Alan Clark. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the impact his alarmingly frank diaries - published in 1993 - made on his colleagues, friends and enemies. Also, on the island he'll be ruminating on love, pain, parents, political ambition and the many attractions of his island exile.

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

Favourite track: Saul The Dead March by George Frideric Handel
Book: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Aug 1995 09:05

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonora Overture No. 3

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica Conductor: Claudio Abbado

    • Beethoven: Ouverturen.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Slim Whitman

    Candy Kisses

    • The Slim Whitman Story.
    • World Records.
  • Joe Bushkin

    Sentimental Journey

    • Night Sounds San Francisco.
    • Brunswick.
  • The Massed Welsh Male Voice Chorus

    Twenty-Third Psalm In Gaelic

    • The Very Best Of The Festival Of 1000 Welsh Male Voices.
    • EMI.
  • Los Paraguayos

    Bell Bird

    • Luis Alberto Del Parana & Los Paraguayos.
    • Philips International.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Frideric Handel

      Dead March (from Saul)

      Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

      • Saul - King's College Cambridge Choir.
      • HMV.
  • The DAN AIR Scottish Pipe Band

    Scotland The Brave

    • National Music - Scotland.
    • Carlin.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty Capriccio Italien

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

    • The Sleeping Beauty.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Book Choice

    • A History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Alan Clark


  • New Year's Day 1995 12:15
  • Fri 6 Jan 1995 09:05
  • Fri 25 Aug 1995 09:05

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