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Terry Jones

Roy Plomley's castaway is Monty Python comedian Terry Jones.

Terry Jones first became well-known as one of the performers in Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969. He had spent several years before that as a television script writer. More recently, he has been directing the Monty Python feature films, writing books and hosting a television chat show.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he discusses these multifarious activities and 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: Five Salted Peanuts by Tony Pastor and his Orchestra
Book: The complete works by Geoffrey Chaucer
Luxury: Pencil and paper

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55 minutes

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Fri 8 Jul 1983 09:05

Music Played

  • Tony Pastor & His Orchestra

    Five Salted Peanuts

    • Five Salted Peanuts.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade No. 10 in B flat major for 13 Wind Instruments

    Orchestra: London Wind Quintet and Ensemble Conductor: Otto Klemperer

  • Dr. Hook

    The Wonderful Soup Stone

    • Belly Up.
  • Wiesmeyer and Stein

    Duo For Two Violins In The Sixth Tone System

  • The Beatles

    Penny Lane

    • Magical Mystery Tour.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Soloist: Ginette Neveu Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Issay Dobrowen

  • Paul Simon

    Something So Right

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Imagine

      Artist: The Flux Fiddlers

  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pencil and paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Terry Jones


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