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Miriam Rothschild

Sue Lawley's castaway is biologist Miriam Rothschild.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is biologist and conservationist Miriam Rothschild. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her lifelong fascination with all forms of natural life, including her passion for fleas, worms and butterflies, and also how she welcomes the prospect of exile to the mythical island as an opportunity to discover and investigate unlimited flora and fauna.

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

Favourite track: Cello Suite No 5 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Luxury: Bag of wild flower seed

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Apr 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • If You Were The Only Girl In The World

  • Paul Robeson

    Some Enchanted Evening

    • The Special Magic Of Paul Robeson.
    • Verve.
  • Paul Robeson

    My Lindy Lou

    • A Lonesome Road.
    • A S V.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Fantasia for Four Viols in D minor

      Soloist: Pablo Casals

      • Bach: Cello Suites.
      • EMI.
  • Sound Effects

    Nightingale Song

  • Henry Purcell

    Fantasia In D Minor For Four Viols

    Orchestra: The Ensemble Fur Alte Musik

    • Purcell; Viola Da Gamba Fantasias Concentus Musicus.
    • Amadeo.
  • Paul Francis Webster

    Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)

    Soloist: Roger Whittaker

    • Roger Whittaker: Heart Touching Favourites.
    • Tembo.
  • Teddie St Denis & Co

    Lambeth Walk

    • Theatre Land Show Stoppers.
    • Columbia.
  • Book Choice

    • Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bag of wild flower seed


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Miriam Rothschild


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