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Sir Terry Frost

Sue Lawley's castaway is abstract painter Sir Terry Frost.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the abstract artist Sir Terry Frost.

He first became interested in art as a prisoner of war, when lack of food and freedom enhanced the beauty of a single leaf. On his return to Britain, nature continued to fascinate him and inform his work; bright circles of colour inspired by the Sun and Moon, or patterns of white-on-white remembered from a snowy landscape. Now 83, he's never been so busy. A good thing, he says, because it keeps the aches and pains away.

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

Favourite track: Tea For Two by Max Bygraves
Book: Blank sheets to write his thoughts on imagination and memory
Luxury: Mirror (for company)

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Apr 1998 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Max Bygraves

      Tea For Two

      • The Song & Dance Men.
      • Pye.
  • Theatre Workshop

    Oh It's A Lovely War

    • Oh! What a Lovely War.
    • That’s Entertainment.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Hymnen

    • Hymnen for Electronic & Concrete Sounds.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Josef Locke

    I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

    • Hear My Song.
    • Music for Pleasure.
  • Stanley Holloway

    The Lion and Albert

    • Pick Oop Tha Musket.
    • Flapper.
  • Erik Satie

    Trois Gymnopédies - No. 3

    Performer: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse.
    • Satie: Gnossiennes Etc.
    • Philips.
  • The Mills Brothers & The Boswell Sisters

    Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

    • Bing Crosbie & Friends.
    • ASV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major 'Coronation'

    • Piano Concertos 26 &27.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
  • Book Choice

    • Blank sheets to write his thoughts on imagination and memory

  • Luxury Choice

    • Mirror (for company)

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Sir Terry Frost

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