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Rolf Harris

Sue Lawley's castaway is presenter and artist Rolf Harris.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Rolf Harris. He's the presenter of one of the most popular television programmes, Animal Hospital, but he's an artist and a musician too. He shot to the top of the charts on many occasions with musical hits as varied as Tie Me Kangaroo Down and Stairway to Heaven. Both of which featured his own unique invention, the wobble board.

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

Favourite track: Gendarmes Quartet by Rolf Harris
Book: The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
Luxury: Chisel for sculpting

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45 minutes

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Fri 3 Sep 1999 09:00

Music Played

  • Rolf Harris

    Ego Sum Pauper (I Give You My Heart)

    Artist: Dowlais Male Voice Choir

    • Ego Sum Pauper.
    • RHE.
  • Eartha Kitt

    The Day That The Circus Left Town

    • CD Diamond Series - Eartha Kitt.
    • RCA.
  • Harry Belafonte

    The Jack Ass Song

    Artist: Tony Scott and his Orchestra

    • Calypso.
    • RCA.
  • Danny Kaye

    The Ugly Duckling

    • All Board.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    Hey Jude

    • Past Masters Volume 2.
    • Parlophone.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Rolf Harris

      Gendarmes Quartet

      Artist: Crom Harris / West Australian Symphony Orchestra

      • Gendarmes Quartet.
      • Columbia.
  • Rolf Harris

    Two Little Boys

    • Didgereely Doo All That - The Best of Rolf Harris.
    • EMI.
  • R.E.M.

    Everybody Hurts

    • Everybody Hurts.
    • Warner.
  • Book Choice

    • The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay

  • Luxury Choice

    • Chisel for sculpting


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Rolf Harris


  • Sun 29 Aug 1999 11:15
  • Fri 3 Sep 1999 09:00

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