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Will Carling

Sue Lawley's castaway is rugby player Will Carling.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is rugby player Will Carling. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as a six year old, he dreamed of captaining England, and then, having achieved his ambition at the startlingly early age of 22, he went on to take his team to the final of the World Cup and to win the Grand Slam for the last two years running.

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

Favourite track: What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Book: The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
Luxury: Flotation tank

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission)

    • The Mission - Ennio Morricone.
    • Virgin.
  • Derek and the Dominos


    • Private Investigations Soundtrack.
    • Mercury.
  • Gustav Holst

    World In Union - Jupiter (from The Planets)

    Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa

    • World In Union Single.
    • Columbia.
  • Elton John


    • Greatest Love 5.
    • Phonogram.
  • The Police

    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    • Ones On 1.
    • BBC Radioplay.
  • Dire Straits

    Walk Of Life

    • Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms.
    • Vertigo.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Louis Armstrong

      What A Wonderful World

      • Louois Armstrong - The Great Entertainer.
      • Music For Pleasure France.
  • Steve Winwood

    Higher Love

    • Spirit Of Peace - Various Artists.
    • Stylus.
  • Book Choice

    • The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien

  • Luxury Choice

    • Flotation tank


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Will Carling


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