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Clare Hollingworth

Sue Lawley's castaway is journalist and writer Clare Hollingworth.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is the war correspondent Clare Hollingworth. In a career spanning 60 years, her scoops have included identifying Kim Philby as 'the third man' and being the first to spot the massing of German tanks on the Polish border in 1939. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No.8, the 'Unfinished Symphony' by Franz Schubert
Book: History of England by G M Trevelyan
Luxury: Paper and pens (with thick nibs)

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45 minutes

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Fri 15 Jan 1999 09:00

Music Played

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  • Vera Lynn

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    • The White Cliffs Of Dover.
    • Eclipse.
  • Joseph Haydn

    German National Anthem

    Orchestra: Choir and Orchestra Of Nordwestdeutsch

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Moonlight On The Ganges

    Artist: Smith Bellew

    • The Vintage Years.
    • Hallmark Records.
  • Max Jaffa and his Trio

    Romanian Carnival

    Artist: Max Jaffa and his Trio

    • Gypsy Magic.
    • Allegro.
  • Claude‐Joseph Rouget de l’Isle

    La Marseillaise

    Soloist: George Thill Conductor: Pierre Dupont Orchestra: Musique De La Garde Republicaine

    • Chansons De Paris Et D'Ailleurs.
    • EMI Classics.
  • BBC Tape 'The East is Red'

    Dong, Fang Hong - The East is Red

    • China Record Co.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Franz Schubert

      Symphony No. 8 in B minor 'Unfinished'

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

      • Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schubert.
      • BBC Radio Classics.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

    Orchestra: The Northern Sinfonia and London Symphony Chorus Conductor: Richard Hickox

    • Elgar: the Spirit of England.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Book Choice

    • History of England - G M Trevelyan

  • Luxury Choice

    • Paper and pens (with thick nibs)


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Claire Hollingworth


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