Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960 show

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960

Summary: Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00.

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 DIDA60: Cliff Richard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:23

Originally broadcast Mon 31 Oct 1960. Roy Plomley's castaway is pop singer Cliff Richard. Cliff talks about growing up in India and discovering that he had a talent for music; how it feels to leave his teenage years behind him and his intention to embark on his next movie role - a more serious part - in a thriller by Margery Allingham. He confesses to homesickness for Britain during five weeks in America, describes how he deals with fans who want to grab a piece of him and how he came up with the name "Cliff Richard".

 DIDA: Liberace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:48

Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Liberace.

 DIDA: George Thalben-Ball | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:09

Roy Plomley's castaway is organist George Thalben-Ball.

 DIDA: Charles MacKerras | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:10

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras.

 DIDA: Percy Kahn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:06

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn.

 DIDA: Ben Lyon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:20

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ben Lyon.

 DIDA: Bransby Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:39

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Bransby Williams.

 DIDA: Bebe Daniels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:15

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Bebe Daniels.


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