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Fay Godwin

Sue Lawley's castaway is landscape photographer Fay Godwin.

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the landscape photographer Fay Godwin. Her evocative pictures brought Fay Godwin to the notice of the poet Ted Hughes and their collaboration Remains of Elmet led Fay to "discover Britain through the soles of her feet", taking photographs as she walked the length and breadth of the British Isles. In conversation with Sue Lawley, she talks about her life and work and 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: 5th movement, String Quartet No 13 in Bflat by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Rattlebag: An Anthology of Poetry by Ted Hughes
Luxury: Egg tempura paints, brushes, and boards to paint on

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Fri 22 Mar 2002 09:00

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  • Benjamin Britten

    Suite for Solo Cello No.1 - 5th movement

    • Britten: Cello Sonata Op 65 etc.
    • Etcetera.
  • Little Richard

    Tutti Frutti

  • Ilona Massey

    At the Balalaika

    • Orig Rec. from the film 'Balalaika' (1979).
    • Caliban.
  • Cole Porter

    Don't Fence Me In

    • Hits of '44.
    • ASV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for Solo Cello No. 6 in D major - 4th movement

    • Bach: Les 6 Suites Pour Violoncelle.
    • EMI.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    • Peter Maxwell Davies: Seven Songs Home.
    • Unicorn.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 - 5th movement

      • Beethoven: String Quartet no 13.
      • ASV.
  • The Wayfarers Trio

    John Brown's Body

    • Songs of the Blue and Grey.
    • Mercury.
  • Book Choice

    • The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry - Ted Hughes

  • Luxury Choice

    • Egg tempura paints, brushes, and boards to paint on


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Fay Godwin


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