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Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Roy Plomley's castaway is explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison divides his time between farming in Cornwall and exploring the remote corners of the world. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he describes his travels in the Sahara, Indonesia, South America and leading the Royal Geographical Society's largest expedition ever to the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

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

Favourite track: Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 Aria by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Book: The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Luxury: Cask of claret

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 30 Nov 1984 09:05

Music Played

  • Velma Middleton

    Don't Fence Me In

    Artist: Louis Armstrong and his All Stars

    • At The Crescendo Vol 1.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

      Bachianas brasileiras No. 5

      Artist: André Kostelanetz and his Orchestra

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

    Soloist: Ilana Vered Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Uri Segal

  • Édith Piaf

    Milord

    • The Very Best Of.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

    Soloist: Kyung-Wha Chung Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

  • Noël Coward

    Uncle Harry

    • Noel Coward at Las Vegas.
  • The Police

    Every Breath You Take

    • Synchronicity.
  • Guillermo De La Roche

    El Condor Pasa

    Artist: Los Chalchakis

  • Book Choice

    • The Oxford Companion to English Literature

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cask of claret

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Broadcasts

  • Sat 24 Nov 1984 18:25
  • Fri 30 Nov 1984 09:05

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