Lynda La Plante

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Lynda La Plante - the creator of much-admired television series like Prime Suspect, Widows and Civvies.

Also the author of five novels, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how she made the transition from acting in repertory for six years, as well as Brian Rix's Whitehall farces, to becoming one of television's most prolific and successful writers.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Nessun Dorma from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Book: Fairy Stories by Honore de Balzac
Luxury: Mouth organ

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Sep 1995 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLynda La Plante

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