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Kitty Godfree

Michael Parkinson's castaway is athlete Kitty Godfree.

In the 1920s, Kitty Godfree established a list of sporting achievements that will never be surpassed: she won two Ladies' Championships at Wimbledon, won six Olympic medals playing tennis, she represented her country at Lacrosse and was a four-times winner of the All-England Badminton Championships. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she looks back over her long life and selects the eight records she would take to her desert island.

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

Favourite track: Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis
Book: The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
Luxury: Bicycle

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40 minutes

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Fri 11 Sep 1987 09:05

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (from La Bohème)

    Soloist: Placido Domingo

  • Maurice Jarre

    Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)

  • Frank Sinatra

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Vangelis

      Chariots of Fire

  • Émile Waldteufel

    Skaters' Waltz

    Soloist: Willi Boscvsky

  • Paul Robeson

    Ol' Man River

  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 in D major 'Land of Hope and Glory'

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Charles Groves

  • Book Choice

    • The Eagle Has Landed - Jack Higgins

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bicycle

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Kitty Godfree

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