The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is television cook Keith Floyd. Renowned for his garrulous charm as much as for his culinary expertise, he'll be describing the chronicle of failure that dogged him through spells in the Army, as a cub reporter, as an antiques dealer and as a restaurateur. He'll also be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for good food, music and the elusive nature of romantic happiness.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Hey Jude by The Beatles
Book: Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Luxury: Pair of handmade blue suede shoes