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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the film director Ken Loach. Probably best known for his film Kes, his recent film, My Name Is Joe has just won the award for best actor at Cannes. He learnt his craft in television in the 1960s, quickly attracting attention with Up the Junction and Cathy Come Home, which prompted the setting up of the homeless charity Shelter.

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

Favourite track: Opening of the 4th Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics by Francis Palgrave
Luxury: Radio (for football results)

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 23 Apr 1999 09:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestKen Loach

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