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Mary Archer

Sue Lawley's castaway is scientist Mary Archer.

This week's castaway, Mary Archer, admits to being basically a private person, happy to find refuge in her work as a scientist and in her love of music. In conversation with Sue Lawley, she looks back on her life and career, and also recalls the two crises involving her husband, Jeffrey. In her choice of records to take to the mythical island, she shows a preference for choral music.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Needles, cotton and material

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40 minutes

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Fri 22 Apr 1988 09:05

Music Played

  • Hallé Orchestra & George Thalben-Ball

    Solemn Melody

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Onaway, awake, beloved (from Hiawatha)

    Soloist: Richard Lewis

  • The Beatles

    I Want To Hold Your Hand

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

      Choir: Robert Shaw Chorale Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra

  • The Clerkes of Oxenford

    I Come From Heaven

  • Sir David Willcocks

    This Is The Record Of John

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sanctus (from Requiem)

  • Consort Of Musicke

    Draw On, Sweet Night

  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Needles, cotton and material

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Presenter Sue Lawley
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