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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor John Hurt.

John Hurt has built up a tremendous reputation as an actor, particularly for his performances in The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant and Champions. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career, including his role in the new film version of 1984, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Bean Dubh Ab Ghleanna by Paddy Moloney
Book: The complete works by Lewis Carroll
Luxury: Pillow

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40 minutes

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Fri 5 Oct 1984 09:05

Music Played

  • Lead Belly

    Backwater Blues

  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major

    Soloist: Sviatoslav Richter Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf

  • Dolly MacMahon

    Love Is Teasing

    Artist: Michael Tubridy

    • Dolly.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La traviata Prelude to Act 3

    Soloist: Joan Sutherland Orchestra: Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Florentino Conductor: John Pritchard

  • The Beatles

    Hey Jude

    • 20 Greatest Hits.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Paddy Moloney

      Bean Dubh Ab Ghleanna

      • Tin Whistles.
  • Eric Clapton

    Wonderful Tonight

    • Just One Night.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - Lewis Carroll

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pillow


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest John Hurt


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