Sue Lawley's castaway is the writer Mary Soames.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Lady Soames, historian and only surviving child of Winston Churchill. A distinguished author and now Chairman of the Board of the National Theatre, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her extraordinary life - recalling her blissful childhood spent at Chartwell, the family's country home. She'll also be talking about the many state visits she made with her father and her husband - and remembering a conversation she had with General de Gaulle, who gave her lots of good advice on the best places to walk dogs in Paris.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 6 In F Major Op 68 Pastoral by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Memories From Beyond The Grave by Chateaubriand
Luxury: Supply of fine Havana cigars
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'
- Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata No. 147: Herz und mund und Tat und Leben
- John Ogdon And Brenda Lucas: Music For 2 Pianos.
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
- The Vintage Bands.
To His Coy Mistress
- Best Loved Verse Read By Gwen Watford And Richard Pasco.
Julia Ward Howe
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
- God Bless America.
Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2
- Schubert: Impromptus D 899 & D 935.
George Frideric Handel
Let the bright Seraphim (from Samson)
- Kiri Te Kanawa 'Ave Maria'.
Huddersfield Choral Society
O Worship The King
- The Hymns Album - Huddersfield Choral Society.
Memories From Beyond The Grave - Chateaubriand
Supply of fine Havana cigars
|Interviewed Guest||Lady Soames|
- Sun 22 Mar 1992 12:15
- Fri 27 Mar 1992 09:05
- Sun 12 Apr 1992 12:15
- Fri 17 Apr 1992 09:05
- Fri 3 Sep 1993 09:05