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William Hartnell

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor William Hartnell.

Favourite track: The Spring Song from A King in New York by Charlie Chaplin
Book: English Social History by G M Trevelyan
Luxury: Cigarettes

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35 minutes

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Mon 23 Aug 1965 13:10

Music Played

  • Paul Robeson

    Trees

  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances (from Prince Igor)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Performer: Hephzibah Menuhin.
  • Albert Arlen

    El Alamein Concerto

    Performer: Peggy Cochrane. Performer: Jack Payne & His Orchestra.
  • Louis Armstrong

    Lawd, You Made the Night Too Long

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch. Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Hugo Rignold.
  • Flanagan and Allen

    Underneath The Arches

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Charlie Chaplin

      The Spring Song from A King in New York

  • Book Choice

    • English Social History - G M Trevelyan

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cigarettes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest William Hartnell

Broadcast

  • Mon 23 Aug 1965 13:10

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