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Michael Elkins

Roy Plomley's castaway is journalist Michael Elkins.

Michael Elkins was, for many years, the BBC correspondent in Jerusalem. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he recalls his childhood in New York, where he became a pool-room hustler, his screen-writing career in Hollywood, and he talks about his active role in helping to set up a Jewish state in Palestine.

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

Favourite track: Spring by Antonio Vivaldi
Book: The Hero With the Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Luxury: Electric typewriter

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Feb 1985 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      The Four Seasons - Spring

      Soloist: Jan Tomasow

      • Four Seasons.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    In Paradisum (from Requiem), Op 48

    Choir: Roger Wagner Chorale Orchestra: Concert Arts Orchestra Conductor: Roger Wagner

  • Lon Clark

    The Lonesome Train

    Artist: Earl Robinson, Burl Ives

    • The Lonesome Train.
  • Talking Union

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

    Soloist: Rudolf Serkin

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D major

    Orchestra: The London Baroque Ensemble Conductor: Karl Haas

  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Loch Lomond

    • Benny Goodman.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

    Artist: Peter Pears, Dennis Brain Orchestra: Boyd Neel String Orchestra Conductor: Benjamin Britten

  • Book Choice

    • The Hero With the Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

  • Luxury Choice

    • Electric typewriter


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Michael Elkins


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