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Sir Nicholas Henderson

Sue Lawley's castaway is former diplomat Sir Nicholas Henderson.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the country's leading former diplomats, Sir Nicholas Henderson. He has served in Britain's embassies all over the world - including Poland, West Germany and Paris, but was most prominent as our man in Washington during the Falklands War. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the pleasures and pitfalls of this somewhat nomadic, but nevertheless glamorous existence, and choosing eight records to accompany him on this, his final posting.

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

Favourite track: Concerto No 19 In F Major Third Movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant
Luxury: Sculpture from The Louvre and a box of different seeds

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Jun 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons - Winter

    Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    • Philips.
  • Cole Porter

    Night and Day

    Artist: Fred Astaire

    • Shall We Dance.
    • BBC Records.
  • Die Fledermaus Overture

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major - 3rd movement

    Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Mozart: Horn Concertos Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.
    • EMI.
  • Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

    Soloist: Dinu Lipatti

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major - 3rd movement

      Soloist: Yehudi Menuhin Orchestra: The Bath Festival Orchestra

      • Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 14 & 19.
      • HMV.
  • P.G. Wodehouse

    The Clicking Of Cuthbert

    Artist: Timothy Carlton

    • TTC.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltz In G

    Soloist: Benjamin Moore

  • Book Choice

    • Short Stories - Guy de Maupassant

  • Luxury Choice

    • Sculpture from The Louvre and a box of different seeds

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Sir Nicholas Henderson

Broadcasts

  • Sun 28 May 1989 12:15
  • Fri 2 Jun 1989 09:05

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