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William Hartnell (23 Aug 1965)

World Premiere: Mon 23 Aug 1965 - 1:10pm BST [Radio 4] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 35 minutes

Recorded on Mon 02 Aug 1965 in Broadcasting House
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BBC Desert Island Discs

William Hartnell's choices were:

  1. Paul Robeson - Trees
  2. Alexander Borodin - Polovtsian Dances
  3. Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin sonata no 9 in A major, Opus 47 - "Kreutzer"
  4. Peggy Cochrane & Jack Payne and his Orchestra - El Alamein Concerto
  5. Louis Armstrong - Lawd, You Made  the Night Too Long
  6. Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
  7. Flanagan and Allen - Underneath the Arches
  8. Charlie Chaplin - The Spring Song from A King in New York (castaway's favourite)

Hartnell's Book to have was English Social History by G M Trevelyan, and his luxury was Cigarettes.

PresenterRoy Plomley
CastawayWilliam Hartnell