Sunday, 8 January 2017

Music round



At the risk of continuing to make this blog more about '...and any other matters that take our fancy' than 'Is the BBC biased?', my Twitter feed tells me that BBC Radio 4 is asking which five Desert Island Discs guests have chosen songs by the Sex Pistols.

The answer is: Hanif Kureishi, Kathy Burke, Noel Gallagher, Paul Whitehouse and Ricky Gervais.

The 'Search' function on the Desert Island Discs website is very useful for answering such questions, if such trivia interests you.

My favourite classical composer, Sibelius, has been chosen by about 72 guests for example, including: Diana Dors, Arthur C Clarke, George Cole, John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sir Fred Hoyle, John Barry, Joanna Lumley, Robert Hardy, Richard Leakey, Brian Blessed, Peter Sallis, Michael Portillo, Sir William Walton, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Michael Marmot, Armando Iannucci, Penelope Wilton and Joss Ackland.

And Diana Dors chose two Sibelius pieces.

So in honour of Diana Dors, here's my Desert Island Disc Sibelius choice (though it wasn't one of hers):

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