Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became, at the age of 36, Private Secretary to the young Princess Elizabeth, whom he was to serve for nearly 30 years, retiring only after when, as Queen Elizabeth the Second, she celebrated her Silver Jubilee. DISC ONE: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra DISC TWO: Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz LuhrmannDISC THREE: Hurt Feelings by Flight of the ConchordsDISC FOUR: The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) by Simon and GarfunkelDISC FIVE: Barcelona by Freddie Mercury & Montserrat CaballéDISC SIX: Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling StonesDISC SEVEN: Embrace Me, You Child by Carly SimonDISC EIGHT: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton JohnBOOK CHOICE: Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks LUXURY ITEM: ButterCASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) by Simon and GarfunkelPresenter Lauren LaverneProducer Sarah Taylor, Professor Averil Mansfield, retired surgeon, Averil Mansfield is a retired vascular surgeon and was the first female Professor of Surgery in the UK when she was appointed in 1993.She was born in 1937 in Blackpool, where her father worked as a welder on the attractions at the Pleasure Beach. As the first woman Transport Minister, she introduced, amidst great controversy, the breathalyser and the motorway speed limit. Author of books on the Middle East, China and Russia, he will be divulging to Sue Lawley some of the delights and dangers of his many experiences, as well as sharing his passion for music. The name behind a dazzling array of hit musicals like Half A Sixpence, Charlie Girl, Sweet Charity and Barnum, his failures have been nearly as spectacular as his successes - his production of Ziegfeld crashed two years ago, making a loss of more than two million pounds, and this year his new musical with Petula Clark had to close early. The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is theatrical impresario Harold Fielding. Desert Island Discs in numbers: top tracks and strange luxuries. He's also turned his hand to popular entertainment in the form of hit plays like Crown Matrimonial and There's a Girl in my Soup. This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is the effervescent actress Barbara Windsor. She lists her interests as the arts, gardening and hill walking.DISC ONE: The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro (Overture) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell Luxury: Inflatable rubber woman, Roy Plomley's castaway is correspondent Noel Barber. Your browser may not be compatible with all the features on this site. It won the BAFTA Award for Best Single Drama. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's most popular comedians, Lenny Henry. Favourite track: Frühling by Richard Strauss Book: Complete book of world cookery Luxury: Bicycle, Roy Plomley's castaway is newsreader Robert Dougall. Now Patron of the Leeds Piano Competition and the Yehudi Menuhin School, as well as President of the Royal Northern College of Music, the Duchess of Kent studied music herself until she was twenty-five. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the actress Sarah Miles. Favourite track: March Of The Bob Cats by Bob Crosby's Bob Cats Book: From Here to Eternity by James Jones Luxury: Cards, Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz club impresario Ronnie Scott. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the Baroness Castle of Blackburn - better known to most people as Barbara Castle. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his family, his business philosophy and also his daredevil exploits with power boats and hot air balloons. Favourite track: Symphony No. Favourite track: Piano Trio In B Flat by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Dictionary of Quotations Luxury: Piano, Roy Plomley's castaway is former lady's maid to Lady Astor, Rosina Harrison. She made her directorial debut with The Unloved in 2009, a film based on her own experience of the care system. He became a household name in 1992 at the Olympics in Barcelona, as the first British cyclist to win a gold medal in 72 years. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. 40 In G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Luxury: Bicycle, Roy Plomley's castaway is lyricist Tim Rice. Favourite track: Rio Grande by Constant Lambert Book: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov Luxury: Wine, Roy Plomley's castaway is baritone Norman Bailey. Favourite track: Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer Book: Large Blank Book With Pencils Luxury: Ton of treasure, dated about 1642, Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Rod Hull. She was also at the centre of legislation over equal pay for women. 2 in D by Jean Sibelius Book: The Form Book Luxury: Havana cigars, Roy Plomley's castaway is creator of Paddington Bear Michael Bond. Favourite track: Symphony No. [Taken from the..., Then, 10 years ago, she emerged from obscurity to become a national celebrity. Favourite track: Lever Du Jour by Maurice Ravel Book: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Luxury: Saxophone, Roy Plomley's castaway is ballerina Lynn Seymour. Favourite track: Fantaisie-Impromptu In C Sharp Minor by Frédéric Chopin Book: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Luxury: Writing materials, Roy Plomley's castaway is naturalist and broadcaster Eric Simms. Favourite track: Ach Ich Fuhl's by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The collected works by John Donne Luxury: Album of photographs of his wife, Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster and writer Magnus Magnusson. Favourite track: John McLaughlin by Miles Davis Book: English-Spanish Dictionary Luxury: Painting materials, Roy Plomley's castaway is editor of History Today Peter Quennell. Very much a man of the arts, and a determined apostle of all things new, he founded the University Opera Society when he was at Cambridge and the London Sinfonietta when he left. Favourite track: Pa Pa Pa... by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Luxury: Champagne, Roy Plomley's castaway is flautist James Galway. Favourite track: The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Poetry from around the world Luxury: Golden flute, Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Penelope Keith. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the black American singer Elisabeth Welch, who, in a career spanning 60 years, made famous such songs as Love For Sale, Soloman and Stormy Weather. She went to art college after school where she met her husband, Frank. Stuart Blanch. by Peggy Seeger Book: Let's Face the Music by Benny Green Luxury: Bike. Favourite track: Bless This House by Webster Booth Book: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Luxury: Picture called Summer Arangments by Nikolsky, Roy Plomley's castaway is travel writer Paul Theroux. Favourite track: In Paradisum by Gabriel Fauré Book: The complete works by Saunders Lewis Luxury: Clavichord, Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg. This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is actress Maria Aitken, who will be talking to Sue Lawley about her current reputation as the finest exponent of Noel Coward's leading ladies and her film roles; among them John Cleese's wife in A Fish Called Wanda. John Thaw, though a versatile stage actor, having appeared at the Royal Court and played with the Royal Shakespeare Company, is best known for the roles of Jack Reegan in the Sweeney, and, more recently, the morose but music-loving Inspector Morse. Andante – Piu adagio by Johannes Brahms, conducted by Andris Nelsons, performed by Hélène Grimaud (piano) and The Vienna PhilharmonicDISC FOUR: Farewell to Stromness by Peter Maxwell DaviesDISC FIVE: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the man who can be credited with having made knitting glamorous. This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is someone who now sits at the head of one of this country's most famous theatrical dynasties - the remarkable Redgraves. She studied at the University of Liverpool and spent her early working life in the city. During his conversation with Sue Lawley, he talked about that illness, his eventual recovery and subsequent return to the concert platform and recording studios. In 1985 he was bought by Everton for £800,000. The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is theatrical producer Michael Codron. She was sexually abused in one of the homes, and left school at the age of 13.She discovered acting when a teacher recommended she apply to the Central Junior Television Workshop which lead to her appearing in TV series including Soldier Soldier, Cracker, and Band of Gold. Favourite track: Daphnis and Chloe by Maurice Ravel Book: Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Luxury: Piano, Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Eric Idle. Favourite track: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas Book: The Complete Angler by Isaac Walton Luxury: Evening dress suit, Roy Plomley's castaway is French horn player Barry Tuckwell.