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Peter Nichols

Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright Peter Nichols.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the playwright Peter Nichols. His award winning work, including Privates on Parade and A Day in The Death of Joe Egg has left audiences in stitches and sometimes in tears. With the recent revival of Passion Play, his darkly comic tale about adultery, Peter Nichols talks to Sue Lawley about his life and writing, and chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

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

Favourite track: Hostias (from Requiem in D Minor) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: His diary which he has kept since he was 18 - to relive life since 1945
Luxury: Cyanide tablet (if he can't have a tower and telescope or a full-size snooker table)

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Fri 7 Jul 2000 09:00

Music Played

  • Fred Astaire

    No Strings

    Artist: Leo Reisman & His Orchestra

    • Starring Fred Astaire.
    • Columbia.
  • Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

    Maple Leaf Rag

    • Sidney Bechet/1924-38.
    • BBC.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella Overture

    Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia Conductor: R Hickox

    • Pulcinella.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Benjamin Britten

    There is no rose (from Ceremony of Carols)

    Choir: Choir of St John's College, Cambridge

    • Choral Works Vol 3.
    • Collins Classics.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Requiem in D minor - Hostias

      Choir: John Alldis Choir with the English 5.18

      • Requiem/Verdi Requiem.
      • EMI.
  • Professor Peter Schickele

    Classical Rap

    Artist: Grandmaster Flab Orchestra: Hoople Funkharmonic Conductor: Newton Wayland

    • P D Q Bach: Oedipus Rex.
    • Telarc.
  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Rockin' Chair

    • Rockin Chair.
    • Bluebird.
  • William Walton

    Battle of Agincourt (from Henry V)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Henry V Suite.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • His diary which he has kept since he was 18 - to relive life since 1945

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cyanide tablet (if he can’t have a tower and telescope or a full-size snooker table)

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Peter Nichols

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