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John Slater

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor John Slater.

Favourite track: An Evening Hymn by Henry Purcell
Book: Plays and Prefaces by George Bernard Shaw
Luxury: Still

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Sep 1961 13:10

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    Gilbert & Sullivan - The Gondoliers

    Librettist: William Gilbert.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Henry Purcell

      Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun has veil'd his light'

  • Shelley Berman

    Outside Shelley Berman

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

  • Frankie Laine

    The Kid's Last Fight

  • George Frideric Handel

    See the conqu'ring hero comes (from Judas Maccabaeus)

  • Shirley Bassey

    My Funny Valentine

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 'Archduke'

  • Book Choice

    • Plays and Prefaces - George Bernard Shaw

  • Luxury Choice

    • Still

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest John Slater

Broadcast

  • Mon 4 Sep 1961 13:10

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