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James Lovelock

Sue Lawley's castaway is scientist James Lovelock.

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is scientist James Lovelock. The son of a South London gasman, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for science and recalling some of the experiences he had whilst working on the American space programme, which eventually led him to invent the Gaia Theory - a theory which, amongst other things, argues that the human race is not necessary for the planet's survival.

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

Favourite track: Et Incarnatus Est by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave
Luxury: Pen and paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Aug 1992 09:05

Music Played

  • Steely Dan

    Haitian Divorce

    • The Royal Scam.
    • MCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Là ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

    Soloist: Samuel Ramey, Kathleen Battle Orchestra: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • Don Giovanni.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Suor Angelica

    Soloist: Renato Scotto Orchestra: The New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Lorin Mazel

    • Puccini Il Trittico.
    • CBS.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem In Alium

    Orchestra: The Tallis Scholars Conductor: Peter Philips

    • Spem In Alium.
    • Gimell.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major

    Soloist: Alfred Prinz, Karl Böhm Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Clarinet Concerto Flute And Harp.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Blackbird

    Song

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Mass No. 18 in C minor 'Great' - Et incarnatus est

      Soloist: Ileana Cotrubas Orchestra: The New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Raymond Leppard

      • Mass In C Minor.
      • EMI.
  • Cat Stevens

    Morning Has Broken

    • The Very Best Of Cat Stevens.
    • Island.
  • Book Choice

    • The Golden Treasury - Francis Palgrave

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pen and paper

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest James Lovelock

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