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Carl Sagan

Roy Plomley's castaway is astronomer Carl Sagan.

Favourite track: Partita No. 3 in E by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Boy Scout hand book
Luxury: Reflecting telescope

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40 minutes

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Fri 24 Jul 1981 09:05

Music Played

  • Vangelis

    Symphony To The Powers B

  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon in D major

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

  • Roy Buchanan

    Fly, Night Bird

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 11 in G minor 'The Year 1905'

    Orchestra: Houston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

  • Goro Yamaguchi

    Depicting Cranes In Their Nests

  • Vangelis

    Alpha

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E major

      Soloist: Arthur Grumiaux

  • Valya Balkanska

    Iziel Je Delyo Hajdutin

  • Book Choice

    • Boy Scout hand book

  • Luxury Choice

    • Reflecting telescope

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Carl Sagan

Broadcasts

  • Sat 18 Jul 1981 18:15
  • Fri 24 Jul 1981 09:05

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