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Peter West

Michael Parkinson's castaway is broadcaster and journalist Peter West.

Peter West is one of our most versatile broadcasters; his television career has ranged from Come Dancing to specialist sports, particularly cricket. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career in broadcasting and journalism and, in choosing his records to take to the mythical island, reveals a Catholic taste in music.

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

Favourite track: Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian
Book: Oxford Book of Quotations
Luxury: Set of gardening tools

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Sep 1987 09:05

Music Played

  • Percy Faith

    Somewhere my Love (Lara's Theme)

  • Édith Piaf

    Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

    • 20 French Hit Singles.
  • Francis Lai

    Theme from a Man and a Women

    • Original Soundtrack.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Dies irae (from Requiem Mass)

    Soloist: Katia Ricciarelli

  • Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

    Deep Purple

  • Shelley Berman

    Private Tape

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Soloist: Moura Lympany

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Aram Khachaturian


      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Stanley Black

  • Book Choice

    • Oxford Book of Quotations

  • Luxury Choice

    • Set of gardening tools


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Peter West


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