Discover which tracks James Bond actor Roger Moore selected on Desert Island Discs shortly after the release of "For Your Eyes Only"...

Desert Island Discs - Roger Moore

5th May 2011

Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme first broadcast on 29 January 1942. It is the second longest-running radio programme, and is the longest-running factual programme in the history of radio. Originally devised and presented by Roy Plomley, each week a famous guest ("castaway") is asked to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item for their imaginary stay on the island, while discussing their lives and the reasons for their choices.

On Saturday 25th July 1981, just a few weeks after the release of his fifth James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only", the longest-running 007 actor Roger Moore was the guest for that week's edition of Desert Island Discs.

Moore's top eight musical choices were:

  1. New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

  2. Quando me'n vo' soletta (from La Bohème) by Giacomo Puccini

  3. Ready To Take A Chance Again by Barry Manilow

  4. La traviata (Prelude to Act 1) by Giuseppe Verdi

  5. The Cruise Of The USS Codfish by Bob Newhart

  6. Fill The World With Love by Petula Clark& Peter O'Toole

  7. Recuerdos De La Alhambra by Liona Boyd (Castaway's favourite)

  8. I Hold Your Hand In Mine by Tom Lehrer

Guests are also invited to select a single book and luxury item, for which Moore selected 'Nobel House by James Clavell, and a video player and films of family, respectively.

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