Sue Lawley's castaway is writer and explorer Cecil Lewis.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is an author and adventurer. Now 93 years old, Cecil Lewis will be talking to Sue Lawley about his extraordinary career, embracing his time as a fighter pilot during the First World War, his brush with the Red Baron, and later how he helped Lord Reith set up the BBC, which he then left for Hollywood where he was to win an Oscar for his screenplay of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Adagio No 5 by Gustav Mahler
Book: Sagittarius Surviving by C S Lewis
Luxury: Fax machine
The Light of Life
- Elgar; The Light Of Life.
Au fond du temple saint (from The Pearl Fishers)
- Bizet: The Pearl Fishers.
A Sergeant Called Stamoulis
- O Etamoyahe O Noxias.
Der Rosenkavalier Act 3
- Strauss; Der Rosenkavalier (Highlights).
The Driving Instructor
- The Best Of Bob Newhart.
- Pickwick Music.
- Oi Enityxies The Xponiae.
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommenPerformer: Janet Baker. Performer: New Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
- Mahler; Symphony No 5.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom - The Lord's Prayer
- Metropolitan Of Paris.
Sagittarius Surviving - Cecil Lewis
|Interviewed Guest||Cecil Lewis|
- Sun 12 May 1991 12:15
- Fri 17 May 1991 09:05