Julian Bream first played the guitar on radio in Children's Hour when he was only 13. This led to guest appearances in a series on the Light Programme, and so his career took off. Before long he also took up the lute and played his part in the revival of interest in early music. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Rosamond Lehmann.
Favourite track: Nunc Dimittis by Burgon
Book: Letters by Marquise de Sevigne
Luxury: Writing Materials
N.Busch, J.Kuchmy, M.Parry, M.Wilson
Roy Plomley's castaways are members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Book: Books by Hector Berlioz, Charles Dickens, Hugh Johnson and a cookery book
Luxury: Razor and shaving soap, a video player with a tape of Laurel & Hardy, wine and a violin
Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Helene Hanff.
Favourite track: In Tears Of Grief by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Memoirs by Louis De Rouvroy
Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Alan Howard.
Favourite track: Symphony No. 15 In D by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Piano manual