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.
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".
Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Liberace.
Roy Plomley's castaway is organist George Thalben-Ball.
Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras.
Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn.
Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ben Lyon.
Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Bransby Williams.
Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Bebe Daniels.