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Benny Green

Michael Parkinson's castaway is writer and broadcaster Benny Green.

Benny Green makes a living as a columnist, broadcaster, lyricist, novelist, etc. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his childhood in London, life on the road as a saxophonist, the transition to writing and reading 123 editions of Wisden. 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: An Evening with Johnny Mercer by Johnny Mercer
Book: A Quartet of Comedies by H G Wells
Luxury: Saxophone

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Dec 1986 09:05

Music Played

  • Stanley Holloway & Ensemble

    Oh! I Must Go Home Tonight

  • Bix Beiderbecke

    I'm Coming, Virginia

    Artist: Frank Trumbauer and his Orchestra

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses nobles et sentimentales

    Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Conductor: Andre Cluytens

  • Fred Astaire

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

  • Frank Sinatra

    One For My Baby

  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B minor

    Soloist: Nigel Kennedy Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johnny Mercer

      An Evening with Johnny Mercer

  • Book Choice

    • A Quartet of Comedies - H G Wells

  • Luxury Choice

    • Saxophone

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Benny Green

Broadcasts

  • Sun 14 Dec 1986 12:15
  • Fri 19 Dec 1986 09:05

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