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Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Liberace. Favourite track: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: The Magic of Believing by Claude M Bristol Luxury: Piano

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    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". Favourite track: Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and his Comets Book: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss Luxury: Guitar
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    George Thalben-Ball

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    Roy Plomley's castaway is organist George Thalben-Ball. Favourite track: Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams Book: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome Luxury: White rug
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    Charles Mackerras

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    Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Charles MacKerras. Book: Foreign translation of a long English novel Luxury: Wine
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    Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Percy Kahn. Luxury: Tape recorder
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    Hephzibah Menuhin

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    Roy Plomley's castaway is concert pianist Hephzibah Menuhin. Luxury: Chinese language course
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    Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Agnes Nicholls. Book: Illustrated dictionary Luxury: Perfume
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    Eamonn Andrews's castaway is broadcaster Roy Plomley. Book: Who's Who in the Theatre Luxury: Desk with a typewriter and paper
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    Ben Lyon

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    Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ben Lyon. Luxury: Film projector and films of family
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    Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Bransby Williams. Luxury: Paper and pencils

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