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Phil Edmonds

Michael Parkinson's castaway is cricketer Phil Edmonds.

Phil Edmonds, the cricketer, "has the reputation for being awkward and arrogant, mainly because he is awkward and arrogant", wrote his wife. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his childhood in Zambia, public school in England, Cambridge University, playing cricket for Middlesex and the controversies that abound in his career.

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

Favourite track: Suite No 3 in D - Air On A G String by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Book on flora & fauna on the island
Luxury: Royal Jamaica cigars

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

  • Carl Orff

    O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

    Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus

  • Fleetwood Mac

    Albatross

  • Simon & Garfunkel

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • Carly Simon

    It Was So Easy Then

  • Stevie Wonder

    I Just Called To Say I Love You

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major - 2nd movement (Air on a G string)

      Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

  • Book Choice

    • Book on flora & fauna on the island

  • Luxury Choice

    • Royal Jamaica cigars

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Phil Edmonds

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