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Ralph Steadman

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 August 1998

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the political cartoonist Ralph Steadman. His career was launched in 1961 with a five-pound cheque from the satirical magazine Private Eye. Later he collaborated with Hunter S Thompson and illustrated his Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas. More recently he's begun to write and illustrate his own books - on Freud, Leonardo da Vinci and God.

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

Favourite track: Wish You Were Here by Theo Steadman
Book: (The New) La Rousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology
Luxury: Chisels

Music Played

8 items
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    Joseph Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

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    Metropolis, BVHAAST

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    Neil Young Old Man

    Decade, Reprise Records

  • Image for Ronnie Drew

    Ronnie Drew Brothers In Arms

    Dirty Rotten Shame, Columbia

  • Image for William S. Burroughs

    William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving Prayer

    Dead City Radio, Island

  • Image for Steadman

    Steadman Wish You Were Here

  • Image for Eamonn O’Dwyer

    Eamonn O’Dwyer A Child's Carol from Plague and The Moonflower

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    Ludwig van Beethoven Missa Solemnis - Kyrie

    Choir: The Monteverdi Choir Orchestra: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

    Missa Solemnis, Archiv Produktion

  • Image for Norma Waterson

    Norma Waterson God Loves A Drunk

    Norma Waterson, Hannibal Records

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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