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Professor Sir Richard Doll

Sue Lawley's castaway is epidemiologist Professor Sir Richard Doll.

Favourite track: Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Book: Oxford Textbook of Medicine by D A Warrell
Luxury: A down pillow

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Feb 2001 09:00

Music Played

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  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E Minor

    Soloist: Isaac Stern Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra

    • The Isaac Stern Collection - Early Concert.
    • Sony Classic.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt Act 2

    Orchestra: Urban Malmberg Choir: Gosta Ohlin Vocal Ensemble

    • Peer Gynt.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Orchestra: Columbia Jazz Band Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

      • Classical Gershwin.
      • CBS.
  • Marlene Dietrich

    Lilli Marlene

    • Marlene Dietrich in London.
    • DRG.
  • Dick Bentley, June Whitfield, Jimmy Edwards

    Thief at work

    • The Glums.
    • BBC.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Conductor: Lorin Maazel

    • Lorin Maazl Stravinsky.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major - 3rd movement

    Soloist: Wynton Marsalis Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra

    • Wynton Marsalis - the London Concert.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

    • Symphony No 9 in D Minor.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Oxford Textbook of Medicine - D A Warrell

  • Luxury Choice

    • A down pillow


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Professor Sir Richard Doll


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