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Emlyn Williams

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright Emlyn Williams.

Favourite track: Elizabethan Serenade by Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
Book: Dictionary
Luxury: Typewriter, pen, paper

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30 minutes

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Mon 17 Feb 1975 12:25

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1)

    Choir: Beecham Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

  • Pontarddulais Male Choir

    Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn: Watching The White Wheat

  • Pro Arte Orchestra

    Entry Of The Little Fauns

  • Irene Handl & Peter Sellers

    Shadows On The Grass

  • Gracie Fields

    London Pride

  • George Butterworth

    A Shropshire Lad

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Adrian Boult

  • Manos Hadjidakis

    Lilacs Out Of The Dead Land

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

      Elizabethan Serenade

  • Book Choice

    • Dictionary

  • Luxury Choice

    • Typewriter, pen, paper

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Emlyn Williams

Broadcasts

  • Sat 15 Feb 1975 19:00
  • Mon 17 Feb 1975 12:25

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