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Frank Bough

Michael Parkinson's castaway is broadcaster Frank Bough.

Frank Bough has been described as "the most unassailable performer on British television". In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his 25 years with the BBC, working on, amongst others, Sportsnight, Grandstand, Nationwide, and recently, Breakfast Time. He also 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: Violin Concerto in B Minor by Edward Elgar
Book: Barclays World of Cricket by Jim Swanton
Luxury: Contact lenses

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 May 1987 09:05

Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Twist and Shout

  • Joseph Canteloube

    La delaïssádo (from Songs of the Auvergne)

    Soloist: Netania Davrath

  • Toto


  • Frank Sinatra

    It Was A Very Good Year

    Artist: Count Basie and the Orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

    Orchestra: Lonon Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt

  • Pink Floyd

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Edward Elgar

      Violin Concerto in B Minor

      Soloist: Pinchas Zukerman Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

  • Patti LuPone

    I Dreamed A Dream

    • Les Miserables Original Cast.
  • Book Choice

    • Barclays World of Cricket - Jim Swanton

  • Luxury Choice

    • Contact lenses


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Frank Bough


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