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Tennessee Williams

Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Tennessee Williams.

Favourite track: Danny Boy by Harry Belafonte
Book: Poetry by Hart Crane
Luxury: Typewriter and paper

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Harry Belafonte

      Danny Boy

  • Alma Gluck, Louise Homer

    Oh, That We Two Were Maying

  • The Beatles

    A Day In The Life

  • The Ink Spots

    If I Didn't Care

  • Elvis Presley

    Love Me Tender

  • Sarah Vaughan

    The Shadow Of Your Smile

  • Tito Schipa

    Quiereme Mucho

  • Judy Garland

    Me and My Shadow

  • Book Choice

    • Poetry - Hart Crane

  • Luxury Choice

    • Typewriter and paper

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Tennessee Williams

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