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Stephen Fry

Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian and writer Stephen Fry.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is a man who prefers to shun any sort of label, but has already attracted quite a number of them - writer, actor, raconteur, wit - but it is as a so-called 'alternative comedian' that Stephen Fry has been most remarkable, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his somewhat chequered past and his highly successful present.

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

Favourite track: The Magic Fire Music (Die Walkure) by Richard Wagner
Book: The Jeeves Omnibus by P G Wodehouse
Luxury: Suicide pill

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Dec 1988 09:05

Music Played

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Finch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

    Soloist: Eberhardt Wachter Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Don Giovanni.
    • EMI.
  • The Bonzo Dog Band


    • Tadpoles.
    • Edsel.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non più andrai (from The Marriage of Figaro)

    Soloist: Guiseppe Taddei Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

    • The Music Of Mozart In The Film Amadeus.
    • HMV.
  • Frank Sinatra & Count Basie

    I've Got You Under My Skin

    • Sinatra At The Sands.
    • Reprise.
  • Meat Loaf

    Bat Out Of Hell

    • Bat Out Of Hell.
    • Epic.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Magic Fire Music (from Die Walküre)

      Soloist: Hans Hotter Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: George Solti

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Bella figlia dell'amore (from Rigoletto)

    Soloist: Sherrill Milnes / Dame Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti / Tourangeau Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

    • Rigoletto Scenes and Arias.
    • Decca.
  • Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde)

    Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler

  • Book Choice

    • The Jeeves Omnibus - P G Wodehouse

  • Luxury Choice

    • Suicide pill


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Stephen Fry


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