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Rex Harrison

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Rex Harrison.

Favourite track: A Lull At Dawn by Barney Bigard and his Orchestra
Book: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Luxury: Painting equipment for oils and watercolours

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 26 Oct 1979 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Barney Bigard and His Orchestra

      A Lull At Dawn

  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Clarinade

  • Barney Bigard

    Clarinet Lament

  • The Benny Goodman Sextet

    Slipped Disc

  • The Benny Goodman Quartet

    My Melancholy Baby

  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Bach Goes To Town

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor

    Soloist: Benny Goodman

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major

    Soloist: Benny Goodman Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Charles Munch

  • Book Choice

    • A History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell

  • Luxury Choice

    • Painting equipment for oils and watercolours

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Rex Harrison

Broadcasts

  • Sat 20 Oct 1979 18:15
  • Fri 26 Oct 1979 09:05

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