List of Desert Island Discs episodes (1961–70)

The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible - or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs - and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely. The rules state that the chosen luxury item must not be anything animate, nor anything that enables the castaway to escape from the island, for instance a radio set, sailing yacht or aeroplane. The choices of book and luxury can sometimes give insight into the guest's life, and the choices of guests between 1961 and 1970 are listed here.


2 January 1961Victor GollanczThe Year of Grace by Victor GollanczMeerschaum pipemore
9 January 1961Kenneth HorneAnthology of English versePiece of crystalmore
16 January 1961Beverley SistersBook of Soccer by Billy Wright, The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon and The Science of Life by H G WellsRolls Royce, water skis and pianomore
23 January 1961Ted WilliamsHorse and HoundCigarettesmore
30 January 1961Cyril MillsLes Miserables by Victor HugoBedmore
6 February 1961Mary UreThe collected plays of John OsbornePainting by Rembrandt in the National Gallerymore
13 February 1961AntonioDon Quixote by Miguel de CervantesCrucifix and family photo albummore
20 February 1961Jimmy EdwardsLady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. LawrenceEuphoniummore
27 February 1961June BronhillThe poems of Ogden NashSuntan oilmore
6 March 1961James MasonFinnegans Wake by James JoyceBagpipesmore
13 March 1961Carmen DragonBook on astronomyTelescopemore
20 March 1961Michael WildingEncyclopædia BritannicaGolf clubs and ballsmore
27 March 1961Kenneth McKellarEncyclopædia BritannicaTuning forkmore
3 April 1961Peter ScottThe drawings of Leonardo da VinciUnderwater maskmore
10 April 1961Barbara JeffordHistory of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston ChurchillPianomore
17 April 1961Brian ReeceNavigational manualStillmore
24 April 1961Adam FaithBrave New World by Aldous HuxleyCold cure, pack of cards and writing materialsmore
1 May 1961Finlay CurrieThe Dictionary of National Biography17th-century miniature by Peter Olivermore
8 May 1961Ralph ReaderGoodbye Mr Chips by James HiltonTypewriter and papermore
15 May 1961Pietro AnnigoniInternational timetable of ships and trainsDrawing materials and pillowmore
22 May 1961Kenneth WilliamsThe collected works of George Bernard ShawMichelangelo's Apollomore
29 May 1961Kingsley AmisThe collected poetry of Robert GravesAmerican whiskeymore
5 June 1961Julian BreamCollection of 16th and 17th-century English poetryGuitar, manuscript paper and pensmore
12 June 1961Richard MurdochHistory of the worldGolf clubs and ballsmore
19 June 1961Dr W Grey WalterEverybody's handbook for survival on a desert islandComputermore
26 June 1961Ann HaydonThe plays of Johann Wolfgang GoetheInsect repellentmore
3 July 1961Roy HayCandide by VoltaireAsparagus seedmore
10 July 1961Anna MasseyBook on mathematicsFamily photographs and tape recordermore
17 July 1961Joe DavisWhitaker's AlmanackGolf clubs and ballsmore
24 July 1961Nelson RiddleThe collected poetry of Robert FrostPianomore
31 July 1961Yvonne MitchellCompilation of works of philosophyWriting materialsmore
7 August 1961Gerald DurrellEncyclopædia BritannicaWriting materialsmore
14 August 1961Jack FingletonThe Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisGolf clubs and ballsmore
21 August 1961Diana DorsAnthology of poetryWriting materialsmore
28 August 1961Edward WardEncyclopædia BritannicaCarving toolsmore
4 September 1961John SlaterPlays and Prefaces by George Bernard ShawStillmore
11 September 1961Coral BrowneThe Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar WildeSable coatmore
18 September 1961Commander Sir Stephen King-HallParliamentary Practice by Erskine MayGoya's portrait of the Duke of Wellingtonmore
2 October 1961Tommy ReillyPicture of the English countrysideHarmonicamore
9 October 1961Canon Noel DuckworthThe Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisRadio receivermore
16 October 1961Hattie JacquesOxford Dictionary of QuotationsPhotograph and recording of her familymore
30 October 1961Sir Gerald BeadleLife of Samuel Johnson by James BoswellClaretmore
6 November 1961Wee Georgie WoodMemoirs of a Midget by Walter de la MareWriting materialsmore
13 November 1961Rupert DaviesCandide by VoltaireLump of jademore
20 November 1961Virgil ThomsonEncyclopædia BritannicaMusic manuscript paper, pencils and rubbermore
27 November 1961Joan CollinsTeach yourself manual of the principal foreign languagesTelevision setmore
4 December 1961Paul GallicoAlice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollWriting materialsmore
11 December 1961Sir Michael BalconOxford English DictionaryWinemore
18 December 1961Bob HopeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellA little moneymore
25 December 1961Gracie FieldsThe Forsyte Saga by John GalsworthyReproduction of Renoir's The Picnicmore


1 January 1962James Gunn RALarge anthology of poetryPainting materialsmore
8 January 1962Hughie GreenAn American Tragedy by Theodore DreiserLooking glassmore
15 January 1962Stuart HibberdAnother World Than This by Vita Sackville-WestRecordermore
22 January 1962Ken SykoraScience for the CitizenGuitarmore
29 January 1962Sir John GielgudOxford Dictionary of QuotationsWatercolour of Versailles by Raoul Dufymore
5 February 1962Kay CavendishEncyclopædia BritannicaFlower seeds and armchairmore
12 February 1962Stanley HollowayMrs Beeton's Household ManagementParking meter and plenty of changemore
19 February 1962Frank ChacksfieldThe Pickwick Papers by Charles DickensCine cameramore
26 February 1962H E BatesEnglish lyricsBanjomore
5 March 1962Irene HandlReproductions of her favourite picturesPencils and papermore
12 March 1962Colonel A D WintleLarge blank bookDog whipmore
19 March 1962Louis KentnerOblomov by Ivan GoncharovPencils and papermore
26 March 1962Raymond GlendenningPears CyclopaediaWatercolour paintsmore
2 April 1962Frank Launder and Sidney GilliatA child's guide to boatbuilding and Short Stories by O HenryWriting materials and reclining chairmore
9 April 1962Leslie PhillipsThe rudiments of several useful languagesChess board with jade piecesmore
16 April 1962Billy ButlinShort Stories by O HenryDrawing board, paper and pencilsmore
23 April 1962Robert MorleyThe rules of patienceTwo packs of cards with photographs of his family on the backsmore
30 April 1962Christina FoyleThe Diary of a Nobody by George GrossmithHer commonplace bookmore
7 May 1962Leslie CrowtherThe Second World War by Sir Winston ChurchillSport suitmore
14 May 1962Sir Fitzroy MacleanAs many works as possible by Robert Louis StevensonStillmore
21 May 1962Sidney NolanChinese language courseSnorkel maskmore
28 May 1962Sir Alan CobhamHistory of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillJamaicancigarsmore
4 June 1962Eric HoskingField guide to the island's birdsCamera and filmmore
11 June 1962Alistair CookeChrestomathy by H L MenckenTape recordermore
18 June 1962Giovanni MartinelliInferno by Dante AlighieriBronze statuette of David by Verrocchiomore
25 June 1962John AllegroSome novels by P G WodehouseRolls Royce enginemore
2 July 1962Franklin EngelmannEnglish dictionaryPainting materialsmore
9 July 1962Stephen SpenderHistory of the Renaissance by Jacob BurckhardtPainting materialsmore
16 July 1962Bruce ForsythThe Rubaiyat by Omar KhayyamGolf clubs and ballsmore
23 July 1962Paul RogersChambers' EncyclopaediaPenny whistlemore
30 July 1962Merfyn TurnerA history of WalesPicasso's The Child and the Dovemore
6 August 1962Charlie ChesterThe Forsyte Saga by John GalsworthyTypewriter and papermore
13 August 1962Lionel TertisBooks by H Rider Haggard, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules VernePortrait of his wifemore
20 August 1962Edith DayEssays by Ralph Waldo EmersonRadio receivermore
27 August 1962Mario del MonacoEnglish grammarRaphael's The Marriage of Mariamore
3 September 1962R F DelderfieldThe French Revolution by Thomas CarlyleTypewriter and papermore
10 September 1962Stanley UnwinGrove's Dictionary of Music and MusiciansPainting materialsmore
17 September 1962L. Hugh NewmanPlays and Prefaces by George Bernard ShawBedmore
24 September 1962Peter JonesBook on astronomyTelescopemore
1 October 1962Antony HopkinsPiano sonatas by BeethovenPianomore
8 October 1962Gwen Ffrangcon-DaviesThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann WyssSkin foodmore
15 October 1962Fanny and Johnnie CradockSmith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology and History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillTypewriter and paper and golf clubs and ballsmore
29 October 1962Pamela Hansford-JohnsonA La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel ProustVan Eyck's Adoration of the Immaculate Lambmore
5 November 1962George ShearingMasterman Ready by Frederick MarryatMetal construction setmore
12 November 1962Dr Robert StopfordOxford Book of English VersePainting materialsmore
19 November 1962Jack WarnerA Tale of Two Cities (in English and French) by Charles DickensSoapmore
26 November 1962Peter SaundersWho's Who in the TheatreElectric blanketmore
3 December 1962Anna RussellEncyclopædia BritannicaMobile from the Museum of Modern Artmore
10 December 1962Acker BilkThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahameApple seedsmore
17 December 1962A G StreetLadies Whose Bright Eyes by Ford Madox FordPainting of the south Wiltshire countrysidemore
22 December 1962Lord George SangerSeventy Years a Showman (autobiography of his great-great-grandfather)Teamore
24 December 1962Clarkson RoseHistory of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillWriting materialsmore
31 December 1962George MitchellThe Ring Cycle (The Score) by Richard WagnerMusic manuscript paper and pencilsmore


DateCastawayBookLuxuryMore info
7 January 1963Dorothy SquiresVaughan Haddock's Book of Modern VersePianomore
14 January 1963Basil BoothroydOxford Dictionary of QuotationsCurrent popular newspapermore
21 January 1963Richard LewisHistory of Art by H W JansonFilm projectormore
28 January 1963Noël CowardThe Human Situation by MacNeill DixonPainting materialsmore
4 February 1963Sir Learie ConstantineThe Old Curiosity Shop and David Copperfield by Charles DickensCricket batmore
11 February 1963Michael BentineEncyclopædia BritannicaPainting materialsmore
18 February 1963Quentin ReynoldsThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonTypewriter and papermore
25 February 1963Cyril OrnadelThe TalmudPianomore
4 March 1963Percy ThrowerGardening encyclopaediaFlower seedsmore
11 March 1963Arthur HaynesFrench language courseUkulelemore
18 March 1963Dudley PerkinsThe Complete Works of John MiltonPianomore
25 March 1963Leslie Gilbert IllingworthInstructions for making a stillPainting materialsmore
1 April 1963Sir Harry Whitlohn (fictional; April Fool's Day prank)Telephone directoryMountainmore
8 April 1963Ted WillisWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyConcertinamore
15 April 1963David FrostThe collected works of Geoffrey ChaucerPotato crispsmore
22 April 1963Marjorie ProopsLarousse GastronomiqueLooking glassmore
29 April 1963George ChisholmAnthology of humourTrombone and hair restorermore
6 May 1963Professor L Dudley StampEveryman's EncyclopaediaWinemore
13 May 1963Frank WorrellWork on anthropology by Max GluckmanFilm projector and cricket filmsmore
20 May 1963Rowland EmmettThe Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert BurtonHis daughter's teddy bearmore
27 May 1963Birgit NilssonThe Second World War by Sir Winston ChurchillSwedish crossword puzzlesmore
3 June 1963Barry BucknellAnthology of world poetryToilet setmore
10 June 1963Eva BartokThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExuperyPainting materialsmore
17 June 1963Joe LossSelection of personal lettersRadio receivermore
24 June 1963Beryl ReidThe World Encyclopaedia of CookeryLipsticksmore
1 July 1963Boyd NeelAlice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollWhiskymore
8 July 1963Juliette GrecoAtlasWriting materialsmore
15 July 1963Geraint EvansAnthology of 20th century verseMouth organmore
22 July 1963VivienneAlice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollPainting materialsmore
29 July 1963Carleton HobbsThe Forsyte Saga by John GalsworthyRadio receivermore
5 August 1963Ian FlemingWar and Peace (in German) by Leo TolstoyTypewriter and papermore
12 August 1963Sir Charles MacleanVolumes of the Illustrated London NewsPianomore
19 August 1963Graham HillVolumes of short stories by Ernest HemingwayArmchairmore
26 August 1963Dr Reginald JacquesThe Nine Tailors and Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L SayersMusic manuscript paper and pencilsmore
2 September 1963Sophie TuckerThe Conversion of Charlie Cohen by Herbert TarrMake-upmore
9 September 1963Raymond BaxterEncyclopædia BritannicaRodin's Danaemore
16 September 1963Norman Del MarLe Petit Larousse IllustrePianomore
23 September 1963Group Captain Leonard CheshireBreviaryPhotograph of the face on the Holy Shroud at Turinmore
7 October 1963Bernard CribbinsTarka the Otter by Henry WilliamsonMichelangelo's Pietamore
14 October 1963Pat MossJames Bond novels by Ian FlemingBedmore
21 October 1963Admiral Sir Michael Maynard DennyThe Ship by LimbergBinocularsmore
28 October 1963Patrick MooreThe Norton Star AtlasTelescopemore
4 November 1963Joan BennettMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald DurrellSuntan lotionmore
11 November 1963Stephen PotterBook about sea birds and wadersField glassesmore
18 November 1963Gordon PirieGray's AnatomyMotor carmore
25 November 1963Ron GrainerTechniques and Civilization by Louis MumfordFlame opalmore
2 December 1963T R RobinsonVolume of illustrations of the English countrysideMarine chronometermore
9 December 1963Millicent MartinA Way of Life by LaoziFour poster bedmore
16 December 1963Harford Montgomery HydeLife of Johnson by James BoswellBrandymore
23 December 1963Coco the ClownDictionaryWriting materialsmore
30 December 1963Cyril Smith and Phyllis SellickOxford Book of English Verse and Encyclopædia BritannicaPicture of their children and microphone and amplifiermore


DateCastawayBookLuxuryMore info
6 January 1964Ethel RevnellBiography of Bette DavisWriting materialsmore
13 January 1964Leslie BailyAnthology of poetry by Walter de la MareWoodworker toolsmore
20 January 1964Richard AttenboroughBiography of Mahatma GandhiPiano and conductor's batonmore
27 January 1964Regina ResnikBook with blank pages and penToothbrushmore
3 February 1964Julie AndrewsThe Once and Future King by T H WhitePiano


30 March 1964Wilfrid BrambellEnglish dictionaryScotch whisky and lagermore
6 April 1964Sir Miles ThomasThe Second World War by Sir Winston ChurchillToothpastemore
13 April 1964Stan BarstowThe Modern Short Story by H E BatesWriting materialsmore
20 April 1964Ian WallaceShort stories by Somerset MaughamGuitarmore
27 April 1964Rex AlstonSet of WisdenBedmore
4 May 1964Jim ClarkAt the Wheel by Jim ClarkRadio receivermore
11 May 1964David KossoffStory of the Marx BrothersMichelangelo's Davidmore
18 May 1964Dame Edith EvansScience and Health by Mary Baker EddyPhotographsmore
25 May 1964David JacobsA Hundred-and-One Things a Girl Can DoPiano and family photographsmore
1 June 1964Richard WattisThe Life of Disraeli by André Maurois Bedmore
8 June 1964Harry WheatcroftLives by PlutarchRose treesmore
15 June 1964Paul TortelierLa Petite chronique d'Anna Magdalena Bach by Esther MeynellBicycle and cidermore
22 June 1964Kenneth ConnorMargin Released by J B PriestleyGuitarmore
29 June 1964Glen Byam ShawWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyFirst aid kitmore
6 July 1964Dorian WilliamsOmnibus edition of SurteesWriting materialsmore
13 July 1964Vanessa RedgraveAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyCoffee and condensed milkmore
20 July 1964David WynneEnglish translations and original Italian works by Dante AlighieriCocoamore
27 July 1964Roy MacGregor-HastieThe Day of the Lion by Roy MacGregor-HastieCigarettesmore
3 August 1964Dick ChipperfieldBlack's Veterinary Dictionary by E BodenCine projector and circus filmsmore
10 August 1964Stephen GrenfellThe Golden Treasury by Francis PalgraveWriting materialsmore
17 August 1964Percy MerrimanThe Dictionary of National BiographyField glassesmore
24 August 1964Cilla BlackAlice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollThe Mona Lisamore
31 August 1964Lord Thomson of FleetEncyclopædia BritannicaRadio receivermore
7 September 1964Stratford JohnsEncyclopædia BritannicaPainting by Goyamore
14 September 1964Russell BrockbankNavigational manualDrawing materialsmore
21 September 1964Robbie BrightwellThe Human Situation by MacNeill DixonSafety razormore
28 September 1964Dirk BogardeThe Swiss Family Robinson by Johann WyssConversation Piece by John Singer Sargent - a painting of the Sitwellsmore
5 October 1964John BratbyBreakdown by John BratbyTypewriter and papermore
12 October 1964Jon PertweeThe Culture of the Abdomen: A Cure of Obesity and Constipation by F A HornibrookGuitarmore
19 October 1964Reverend W AwdryRobinson Crusoe by Daniel DefoeWriting materialsmore
26 October 1964William Douglas-HomeThe collected works of William Douglas-HomeHis daughter's two teddy bearsmore
2 November 1964Harry BrittainThe Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert WhiteWinemore
9 November 1964Hardie RatcliffeRussian grammarGuitarmore
16 November 1964Honor BlackmanPersonal anthology of poetryMichelangelo's Davidmore
23 November 1964Frank PhillipsA Dictionary of Origins by Eric PartridgeArmchairmore
30 November 1964Brian EpsteinElected Origins by Thomas MertonPainting materialsmore
7 December 1964George MalcolmOmnibus by Evelyn WaughClavichordmore
14 December 1964Tallulah BankheadThe Human Situation by MacNeill DixonHer portrait by Augustus Johnmore
21 December 1964Lavinia YoungManual of astronomy plus a bookmark with a photograph of Michelangelo's PietaTelescopemore
28 December 1964John ClementsThe collected works of George Bernard ShawChampagnemore


DateCastawayBookLuxuryMore info
4 January 1965Marlene DietrichThe Telegram and A Story of Life by Konstantin PaustovskyMementoes boxmore
11 January 1965Dawn AddamsAnthology of world poetryWriting materialsmore
18 January 1965Frank IfieldBlank bookFamily photo albummore
1 February 1965Sir Basil SpenceHistory of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister FletcherSpaghettimore
8 February 1965Owen BranniganThe collected works of G.K. ChestertonTrombonemore
15 February 1965Gale PedrickWho's WhoWriting materialsmore
15 February 1965Sir Paul DukesThe Rubaiyat by Omar KhayyamSoapmore
1 March 1965Arthur FiedlerEncyclopædia BritannicaBinocularsmore
8 March 1965Dick RichardsEncyclopaediaTravel itinerarymore
15 March 1965Sir Richard WoolleyThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonSoapmore
22 March 1965Bert WeedonGitanjali by Rabindranath TagoreGuitarmore
29 March 1965Anatole de GrunwaldGolfing stories by P G WodehouseCaviarmore
5 April 1965George BakerHis favourite works by Charles DickensWriting materialsmore
10 April 1965Dr W. E. Shewell-CooperBible commentary by Matthew HenrySeedsmore
12 April 1965Dame Margot FonteynHadrian's Memoirs by Marguerite YourcenarSkin diver's maskmore
19 April 1965Al ReadThink and Grow Rich and I'll Teach You PersonalityFamily photo albummore
26 April 1965Bill ShanklyThe Life of Robert Burns by James BackFootballmore
3 May 1965Sheila HancockThe Girl Guides' HandbookCat foodmore
10 May 1965Hayley MillsRoget's ThesaurusWriting materialsmore
17 May 1965Julian HerbageEncyclopaediaAladdin's lampmore
24 May 1965Robert MarxWebster's DictionaryBinocularsmore
31 May 1965Joseph SzigetiLady Muraski's The Tale of Gengi by Arthur WaleyBinocularsmore
7 June 1965Hugh LloydAnthology of the works of Charles DickensWriting materialsmore
14 June 1965Harold PinterAnthology of 16th, 17th and 18th-century poetryWriting materialsmore
21 June 1965Ginette SpanierNotebook and pencilSilver boxmore
28 June 1965Maxwell KnightThe Cambridge Natural HistoryMicroscopemore
5 July 1965Mary StocksThe collected novels of Jane AustenRadio receivermore
12 July 1965Sir Lewis CassonNo book requestedRecorder and a 1912 portrait of Dame Sybil Thorndikemore
19 July 1965Sir William WaltonThe Golden Bough by James FrazerSmall piece of sculpturemore
26 July 1965Annie RossThe Sun is My Undoing by Marguerite SteenFalse eyelashesmore
2 August 1965AmbroseThe Carpetbaggers by Harold RobbinsTea bagsmore
9 August 1965Harry CorbettThe Best of BeachcomberTrumpetmore
16 August 1965MacDonald HastingsField guide to flora and fauna on the islandHandkerchiefsmore
23 August 1965William HartnellEnglish Social History by G M TrevelyanCigarettesmore
30 August 1965William ConnorThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahamePair of braces and hot water systemmore
6 September 1965Rae JenkinsThe Way of a Trout with a Fly by G E M SkuesFly-tying materialsmore
13 September 1965Ian HunterThe collected works of T S EliotCigarsmore
20 September 1965Rita TushinghamPlays and Prefaces by George Bernard ShawAlbert Memorialmore
27 September 1965Reverend David SheppardVolumes of reproductions of works of Dutch paintersWriting materialsmore
4 October 1965Robert CarrierCuisine et Vins de France by CurnonskyBurgundy winemore
11 October 1965Adele LeighThe Second World War by Sir Winston ChurchillMake-up tablemore
18 October 1965Nadia NerinaIllustrated book on Greek mythologyPiece of sculpturemore
25 October 1965Peter HallThe letters of John KeatsHarpsichordmore
1 November 1965Sir John RothensteinThe works of Dante AligheriHot water systemmore
8 November 1965Constance ShacklockLetters of the Scattered Brotherhood by Mary StrongBedmore
15 November 1965Sir Robert MayerBlank book and pencilPianomore
22 November 1965HildegardeThe Drill of a Soul by Pope John XXIIIFace and hand creamsmore
29 November 1965Lord RobensThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonElectric razor with batteriesmore
6 December 1965John HansonManual of orchestrationPiano, music manuscript paper and pencilmore
13 December 1965General Frederick CouttsOxford Dictionary of QuotationsSalvation Army crestmore
20 December 1965Sir William ColdstreamEncyclopaediaPaper and pencilsmore
27 December 1965Michael FlandersBlank book and pencilsHornmore


DateCastawayBookLuxuryMore info
1 January 1966Jimmy ShandThe Second World War by Sir Winston ChurchillTin whistlemore
3 January 1966Professor W. E. SwintonWhitaker's AlmanacLibrarymore
10 January 1966Patience StrongComplete Works by William WordsworthIndian painting showing the crucifixionmore
24 January 1966Charlton HestonEncyclopædia BritannicaTennis practice equipmentmore
31 January 1966Tommy SimpsonThe Pickwick Papers by Charles DickensGolfing equipmentmore
7 February 1966Christopher HopperHistory of EnglandLandscape by Constablemore
14 February 1966Andrew CruickshankJournal by Søren KierkegaardRenoir's The Bear at the Folies Bergeremore
21 February 1966Marie CollierMrs Mackintosh My Darling by Marguerite YoungEtruscan frieze of horsesmore
28 February 1966Cyril ConnollyA La Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel ProustFoam rubber sleeping bagmore
7 March 1966Bill FraserItalian language courseWriting materialsmore
14 March 1966Sir Frank FrancisThe Duke's Children by Anthony TrollopeGolf clubs and ballsmore
21 March 1966G. O. NickallsPear's CyclopediaRembrandt's Titusmore
28 March 1966Sara LeightonPoetry by T. S. ElliotMichelangelo's Pietamore
4 April 1966Hubert GreggHistory of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillPink champagnemore
11 April 1966Terry ScottFrench language courseEau de Colognemore
18 April 1966Alan BullockWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyWriting materialsmore
25 April 1966Bob & Alf PearsonABC Railway Timetable and History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillSeeds and a pianomore
2 May 1966Lord SoperThree Men In a Boat by Jerome K JeromeTrombonemore
9 May 1966Inia Te WiataArts and Crafts of the Maori People by HamiltonPainting by Michelangelomore
16 May 1966Henry CooperDo-it-yourself manualTraining gearmore
23 May 1966Emily MacManusKim by Rudyard KiplingFoam rubber mattress and mosquito netmore
30 May 1966Bill SimpsonSongs and poems by Robert BurnsSports equipmentmore
6 June 1966Charles CraigWho's WhoBedmore
13 June 1966Nina & FrederikThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonA harp and a flutemore
20 June 1966Lilli PalmerFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoethePainting materialsmore
27 June 1966Wilfred AndrewsPress cutting albumsPainting materialsmore
4 July 1966Ninette de ValoisPoetry by W.B. YeatsWriting materialsmore
11 July 1966Sir Stanley RousVirginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis StevensonField glassesmore
18 July 1966Jennifer VyvyanHer favourite novels by Charles DickensPainting equipmentmore
25 July 1966Virginia McKennaOn Playing With Lions by Bill TraversWriting materialsmore
1 August 1966Nat GonellaCollected short stories by Damon RunyonGolf clubs and ballsmore
8 August 1966Michael CraigThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth GrahameMusical instrumentmore
15 August 1966Peter DiamandEncyclopædia BritannicaHead of Nefertiti from the Berlin Museummore
22 August 1966Bryan ForbesCyrano de Bergerac by Edmond RostandRoulette wheelmore
29 August 1966Morecambe and WiseEncyclopædia Britannica and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston ChurchillDeck chair and a ticket machinemore
5 September 1966David HicksA Le Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel ProustMexican crystal skullmore
12 September 1966Derek OldhamEncyclopædia BritannicaInsect repellentmore
19 September 1966June RitchieThe Snow Goose by Paul GallicoOnion plantsmore
26 September 1966Peter WilsonHis favourite novels by E. M. ForsterBertholdo's Apollomore
3 October 1966Talbot DuckmantonDiary by Samuel PepysSoapmore
10 October 1966Katherine WhitehornHer favourite books by William FaulknerNegligeemore
17 October 1966Jacques BruniusComplete works by Lewis CarrollBroken and unplayable pop recordmore
24 October 1966Danny La RueEncyclopediaRefrigeratormore
31 October 1966Mitch MillerAnthology of poetryOboemore
7 November 1966Arnold WeskerNo bookSelection of picturesmore
14 November 1966Stephen BishopThe Idiot by Fyodor DostoyevskyPianomore
21 November 1966Sarah ChurchillReminisces of the early life by Sir Winston ChurchillBath with hot watermore
28 November 1966Anthony BurgessFinnegans Wake by James JoyceMusic manuscript paper, pencils, and a rubbermore
5 December 1966Captain John Ridgway & Sergent Chay BlythDictionary and an anthology of poetryShaving kit and a leather armchairmore
12 December 1966Leonard CottrellCollected works by HomerBronze statue of Poseidonmore
19 December 1966Jack BrabhamTextbook on advanced mechanical engineeringNonemore
24 December 1966Gwendoline KirbyThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienField glassesmore
26 December 1966Georg SoltiFaust by Johann Wolfgang von GoetheMichelangelo's The Last Judgementmore


2 January 1967Anne SharpleyThe Raft Book by Harold GattySpices and Herbsmore
9 January 1967René CutforthCards of Identity by Nigel DennisSilk vests and pantsmore
16 January 1967Sheila ScottIn Search of the Miraculous and A New Model of the Universe by P. D. OuspenskyTobacco seedsmore
23 January 1967Richard GooldenEssays of Elia by Charles LambCigars and a dinner jacketmore
30 January 1967Gerald MooreGrove's Dictionary of Music and MusiciansWinemore
6 February 1967Renée HoustonClochemerle by Gabriel ChevallierParsleymore
13 February 1967Gerald HarperHow to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieVideotape or film of the full five-days' play of a Test matchmore
20 February 1967Clement FreudShort stories by Damon RunyonStillmore
27 February 1967Arthur NegusDictionary of English Furniture by Ralph EdwardsChippendale cabinetmore
6 March 1967Hugh GriffithBlank paper and pencilsChampagnemore
13 March 1967Barry BriggsEncyclopaediaSurfboardmore
20 March 1967Alan WhickerAirways timetableTypewriter and papermore
27 March 1967Dick FrancisThe Spirit of St. Louis by Charles LindberghMirrormore
3 April 1967Rolf HarrisDusty by Frank Dalby DavisonTwo tape recordersmore
10 April 1967John SchlesingerGulliver's Travels by Jonathan SwiftInsect repellentmore
17 April 1967Sir Neville CardusLife of Samuel Johnson by James BoswellWatercolour painting equipmentmore
24 April 1967Eric PorterEssays by Michel de MontaigneTelescope or microscopemore
1 May 1967Walter MatthewsThe Republic by PlatoBeginner's guide to making raftsmore
8 May 1967Derek NimmoIllustrated Encyclopaedia of Pottery and Porcelain by Geoffrey GoddenGarlicmore
15 May 1967George WoodcockPhilosophic works by William Warren BartleyCornetmore
22 May 1967John BarryThe Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisPianomore
29 May 1967David WardCollected works by Robert BurnsPainting materialsmore
5 June 1967Fenella FieldingCold Comfort Farm by Stella GibbonsFrench silk-lined leather glovesmore
12 June 1967Xenia FieldEncyclopaediaMattressmore
19 June 1967Raymond HuntleyCakes and Ale, The Razor's Edge and The Circle by W. Somerset MaughamWhiskymore
26 June 1967Peter Ritchie CalderWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyTape recordermore
3 July 1967Roy HuddHow to be a Comedian by Lupino LaneSnow globemore
10 July 1967Henry LonghurstDiary by Samuel PepysStillmore
17 July 1967Henryk SzeryngEssays by Michel de MontaignePainting by Camille Pissarromore
24 July 1967Tom CourtenayGreat Expectations by Charles DickensFootballmore
31 July 1967Heather JennerThe Pickwick Papers, Bleak House and Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles DickensGolf clubs and ballsmore
7 August 1967Miriam KarlinDialogues by PlatoPerfumemore
14 August 1967Jeremy ThorpeThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonViolinmore
21 August 1967Richard BriersPlays and novels by Samuel BeckettPianomore
28 August 1967Alan BennettComplete set of Horizon by Cyril ConnollyUnending supply of afternoon teasmore
4 September 1967John OgdonCollection of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleFilm projectormore
11 September 1967Michael HordernEncyclopaediaPianomore
18 September 1967William WarwickAdvanced book on building small boatsCase of whisky and a knifemore
25 September 1967Doris ArnoldThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettMink coatmore
2 October 1967Roy CastleSounds and Scores by Henry ManciniPianomore
9 October 1967André PrevinVolume of reproductions of paintingsPianomore
16 October 1967Kenneth WolstenholmeBlank pagesGolf clubs and ballsmore
23 October 1967Denis BroganWorks by Dante AlighieriWriting materialsmore
30 October 1967Denis MatthewsThe Loom of Language by Frederick BodmerTelescopemore
6 November 1967Hugh CassonGreat Expectations, Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist by Charles DickensWriting materialsmore
13 November 1967Warren MitchellAnthology of verseTenor saxophonemore
20 November 1967Irene WorthTextbook on anthropologyThe Beatles new colour television showmore
27 November 1967Jacques LoussierBeasts, Men and Gods by Ferdynand Antoni OssendowskiCrucifixion by Salvador Dalímore
4 December 1967Philip ClaytonPatrologiae cursus completus by Jacques Paul MignePipes, tobacco, matches and a compassmore
11 December 1967Edward BoyleIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustDrawing of a lady by Walter Sickertmore
18 December 1967Robert MerrillThe Source by James A. MichenerMoses by Michelangelomore
23 December 1967Gladys CooperAnthology of poetryTape recordermore
25 December 1967Colin DavisPersian dictionaryPacking case of books including a Persian dictionarymore


1 January 1968Ann MallalieuCollected works by Jane AustenFour-poster bedmore
8 January 1968Desmond MorrisThe Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night by Richard Francis BurtonSnorkel maskmore
15 January 1968John WilliamsEncyclopaediaGuitarmore
22 January 1968John MortimerIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustMarble bath with constant hot watermore
29 January 1968John BirdThe Lives of the Poets by Samuel JohnsonSelf-operated nuclear strike forcemore
5 February 1968Susan HampshireWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyPainting or a 16th-century patch boxmore
12 February 1968Marilyn HorneSelection of English poetryMichelangelo's Pietàmore
19 February 1968Bill BoorneOther Men's Flowers by Archibald WavellSnooker tablemore
26 February 1968Cecil Day-LewisShort stories by Anton ChekhovBourbon whiskeymore
4 March 1968Rosalinde FullerBlank pages and pencilsFull-length mirrormore
11 March 1968Archie CamdenBooks by Ernest BramahRadio receivermore
18 March 1968T. Dan SmithItalian Townscape by Ivor de WolfeBlock of stonemore
25 March 1968Jon VickersReport to Greco by SakiChild's ballmore
1 April 1968Alfie BassEncyclopaediamore
8 April 1968Russell BraddonHistory of the WorldRed inkmore
15 April 1968Maggie Teytemore
22 April 1968Sir Nicholas SekersIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustDeckchairmore
29 April 1968Michael TippettOdyssey by HomerHarmoniummore
6 May 1968Margaret DrabbleIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustTypewriter and papermore
13 May 1968Leslie SaronyCollected works by Winston ChurchillUkulelemore
20 May 1968Trevor NunnYoga manualKingsize cigarettemore
27 May 1968Janet BakerThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkienDoll's housemore
3 June 1968Sydney Gordon RussellThe Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert WhiteClaretmore
10 June 1968Colin CowdreyWisden that records his first tour of AustraliaBox of rubber ballsmore
17 June 1968Henry HallManuals to learn foreign languagesMagic lampmore
24 June 1968Eleanor BronBi-lingual edition by HomerSycamore treesmore
1 July 1968Gilbert InglefieldA History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand RussellSandro Botticelli's The Mystical Nativitymore
8 July 1968Francis DurbridgePlays and Prefaces by George Bernard ShawStill Life with Oriental Rug by Henri Matissemore
15 July 1968Thora HirdHistory of the worldInsect repellentmore
22 July 1968Eric ShiptonThe Human Situation by William Macneile DixonSnorkel maskmore
29 July 1968Edward ChapmanNovels by Jane AustenCigarettes and whiskymore
5 August 1968Louis ArmstrongHis autobiographyTrumpetmore
12 August 1968Francis McLeanThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonDutch flower picture in the Wallace Collectionmore
19 August 1968Carlo Maria GiuliniThe Mirror of Perfection - The Praise of Created Things by Francis of Assisimore
26 August 1968Edwige FeuillèreAnglo-French dictionaryIvory ballmore
2 September 1968Ngaio MarshAnthology of poetryTwo Chinese figures of musiciansmore
9 September 1968Richard Rodney BennettThe Atlantic Book by Edith SitwellPianomore
16 September 1968Anne GodwinOther Men's Flowers by Archibald WavellChampagnemore
23 September 1968Marty FeldmanThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-ExupéryPianomore
30 September 1968Richard LesterGuinness Book of RecordsHarpmore
7 October 1968Billy RussellEncyclopaediaPainting materialsmore
14 October 1968Raymond PostgateThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonClaretmore
21 October 1968Barbara MurrayLarousse GastronomiquePerfumemore
28 October 1968Richard BakerNovels by Jane AustenBedmore
4 November 1968Peggy MountComplete works by Oscar WildeEnormous cookery bookmore
11 November 1968Dan MaskellBooks by Henry LonghurstTennis balls, golf balls, pencil and papermore
13 November 1968Paul Gore-BoothBooks by Mary Baker EddyPianomore
18 November 1968C. H. JaegerAnthology of modern British poetryChess setmore
25 November 1968Sandy PowellMy Autobiography by Charlie ChaplinViolinmore
9 December 1968Des WilsonRobinson Crusoe by Daniel DefoeTypewriter and papermore
16 December 1968Asa BriggsThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonBBC Archives from 1945 to 1954more
23 December 1968Arthur AskeyGolf instruction bookGolf clubs and ballsmore
25 December 1968Rosea KempEnquire Within Upon EverythingFour-poster bedmore
30 December 1968Bob BraithwaiteThe Second World War by Winston ChurchillPianomore


6 January 1969Heather HarperEncyclopaediaKnitting wool and needlesmore
13 January 1969Alan PeglerComplete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleInsect repellentmore
20 January 1969Maurice JacobsonPaperback detective storiesCaviarmore
27 January 1969Maggie FitzgibbonThe Birdman of Alcatraz by Robert StroudAlabaster cherubmore
3 February 1969Lord David CecilWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyDonatello's great altar in Basilica of Saint Anthony of Paduamore
12 February 1969Hylda BakerGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellFamily photograph albummore
17 February 1969Edward DownesEncyclopaediaChinese language coursemore
24 February 1969Angus WilsonVolume on mathematical logicChampagnemore
3 March 1969Zena SkinnerThe Second World War by Winston ChurchillTape recordermore
10 March 1969Mary WilsonWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëMake-up set, mirror and combmore
17 March 1969L. Marsland GanderEncyclopaediaTelescopemore
24 March 1969Lady Diana CooperVolumes of her autobiographyBag of pillows, in which she will smuggle in her dogmore
31 March 1969Jill BennettThree Sisters by Anton ChekhovPerfumemore
7 April 1969Alec RoseHistory of EnglandRadio receivermore
14 April 1969Hetty KingHistory of the worldParrotmore
21 April 1969Mary StewartEncyclopaediaPaper and pencilsmore
28 April 1969Elsie HallWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyBilliard table, cue and ballsmore
5 May 1969Alvar LidellOxford English DictionaryPlaying cardsmore
12 May 1969Nicolai GeddaThe Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot by Fyodor DostoyevskyRubber mattressmore
19 May 1969Virginia WadeMrs Beeton's Book of Household ManagementWriting and sketching materialsmore
26 May 1969Ginger RogersScience and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker EddyPainting equipmentmore
2 June 1969Antonia FraserAeneid by VirgilTypewriter and papermore
9 June 1969Stanford RobinsonGrove's Dictionary of Music and MusiciansRadio receivermore
16 June 1969John TrevelyanAirways timetablePianomore
23 June 1969Evelyn LayeA Treatise on White Magic by Alice BaileyCosmeticsmore
30 June 1969Kenneth MoreThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonMattressmore
7 July 1969Leonard HenryThesaurusPianomore
14 July 1969Vincent PriceLeaves of Grass by Walt WhitmanDouble bedmore
21 July 1969Peter PearsTropical Plants and Their Cultivation by Louis BruggemanBedmore
28 July 1969Rachael Heyhoe FlintBook on desert island cookeryUkulelemore
4 August 1969Cyril HarmerThe Second World War by Winston ChurchillCentrally-heated sleeping bagmore
11 August 1969Stanley RubinsteinSurvey of London by John StowFamily photograph albummore
18 August 1969Hermione GingoldMrs Beeton's Book of Household ManagementBarrel of lipstickmore
25 August 1969Olivia ManningOn Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth ThompsonClue to buried treasuremore
1 September 1969Des O'ConnorEncyclopaediaDaily delivery of The Sporting Lifemore
8 September 1969Robin DayThe Oxford Dictionary of QuotationsChampagnemore
13 September 1969Donald ZecThe Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest BramahIce cream machinemore
20 September 1969Sir John WolfendenWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyTape recordermore
27 September 1969Cliff MorganTeach-yourself encyclopaediaPianomore
4 October 1969Thea HolmeWorks by Beatrix PotterWriting and painting materialsmore
11 October 1969Henry WilliamsonThe Story of My Heart by Richard JefferiesCor anglaismore
18 October 1969Max AdrianBlank pages and pencilsTapestry-making materialsmore
25 October 1969Raymond MaysGaiety, Theatre of Enchantment by W. J. MacQueen-PopeUmbrellamore
1 November 1969Anthony GreyDictionaryBook stall in London Victoria stationmore
8 November 1969Evelyn RothwellEncyclopaediaWriting materialsmore
15 November 1969Dudley MooreStudy of psychologyPianomore
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29 November 1969Lillian BoardFamily photograph albumBedmore
6 December 1969Godfrey BaseleyRoyal Horticultural Society DictionaryBedmore
13 December 1969Moira AndersonScouting for Boys by Robert Baden-PowellBathroom suitemore
20 December 1969Bernard MontgomeryHis own book A Concise History of WarfarePianomore
27 December 1969Tommy SteeleDictionary of Word and PhraseSports carmore


3 January 1970Fyfe RobertsonGeneral SemanticsCellomore
10 January 1970Leonard SachsDavid Copperfield by Charles DickensRadio receivermore
17 January 1970Val DoonicanBig AnthologyGuitarmore
24 January 1970Alan S. C. RossA Course of Modern Analysis by E. T. WhittakerTelevision setmore
31 January 1970Stanley BaxterMemoirs by Louis de RouvroyKoh-i-Noor diamondmore
7 February 1970Isidore GodfreySymphony scores by Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPianomore
14 February 1970Frank GillardNaturalist's guideSet of lensesmore
21 February 1970Richard ChurchOxford English DictionaryWriting materialsmore
28 February 1970Isobel BaillieOur Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis SkinnerGuitarmore
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14 March 1970Richard ChamberlainOxford Book of English VersePainting materialsmore
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28 March 1970Nyree Dawn PorterThe Thurber Carnival by James ThurberUmbrellamore
4 April 1970Sheridan RussellThe Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisCellomore
11 April 1970Deryck GuylerHannibal by Theodore Ayrault DodgeRoman helmet in the British Museummore
18 April 1970James LockhartCollected works by John DonnePianomore
25 April 1970Gavin de BeerSmall Talk at Wreyland by Cecil TorrTypewritermore
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16 May 1970Graham UsherCollected works by Beatrix PotterWinged Victory of Samothrace in Musée du Louvremore
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30 May 1970Keith MichellI ChingPainting materialsmore
6 June 1970Monica DickensRoget's ThesaurusWriting materialsmore
13 June 1970Barbara WindsorHistory of Great BritainHair piecesmore
20 June 1970Ida HaendelSurvival manualWriting materialsmore
27 June 1970Vidal SassoonThesaurusPiece of sculpture by Baracalmore
4 July 1970Robin Knox-JohnstonThe Outline of History by H. G. WellsWriting materialsmore
11 July 1970Barbara CartlandThe Knave of Hearts by Louise SaundersMakeup boxmore
18 July 1970John PiperUlysses by James JoycePillowmore
25 July 1970Joan HammondOxford English DictionaryToothbrush and toothpastemore
1 August 1970Terry-ThomasHis book Filling the GapBrandymore
8 August 1970David DavisReligio Medici by Thomas BrownePipes and tobaccomore
15 August 1970Erich LeinsdorfGoethe's FaustInsect repellentmore
22 August 1970Freya StarkEncyclopædia Britannica 1911 EditionBath with a hot-water systemmore
29 August 1970Dick EmeryA Christmas Carol by Charles DickensBedmore
5 September 1970Ellen PollockCollected works by George Bernard ShawHer husband's painting of their sonmore
12 September 1970Helen WattsIllustrated book on gardeningDiego Velázquez's Las Meninasmore
19 September 1970A. P. HerbertCollected works by Charles DickensBinocularsmore
26 September 1970Harry CarpenterEncyclopædia BritannicaGuitarmore
3 October 1970Carrie TubbThe Oxford Dictionary of QuotationsParasolmore
10 October 1970Lynn RedgraveThe Pumpkin Eater by Penelope MortimerExcerpt from the BBC recording Just Williammore
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24 October 1970John LillModern Chess OpeningsPianomore
31 October 1970Joan WhittingtonLaw study courseRadio receivermore
7 November 1970Vilém TauskýEncyclopediaWatchmore
14 November 1970Margaret PowellThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward GibbonTahitian language coursemore
21 November 1970David HughesWalden by Henry David ThoreauGolf clubs and ballsmore
28 November 1970Diana RiggPrimary Instruction in all languagesVegetable gardenmore
5 December 1970Wally HerbertAnthology of World Poetrymore
12 December 1970Arthur LoweBook on tropical plantsClaret (a dozen cases)more
19 December 1970Ivan MaugerSurvival manualBox of family photographsmore
26 December 1970Quentin PooleNovels by Agatha ChristieFlute and musicmore

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