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Alan Parker

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 July 2000

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Alan Parker. When Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone came out in 1975, it marked the beginning of a very successful and sometimes controversial career. Films like Midnight Express, Fame and The Commitments underline his versatility and have won him countless awards all over the world.

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

Favourite track: Nimrod by Edward Elgar
Book: A giant photo album of his four children and grandchildren that goes back over twenty years.
Luxury: Watercolour paint box (plus brush and pad)

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too Long

    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 59-68, Atlantic

  • Image for Del Shannon

    Del Shannon Runaway

    Runaway Hits, Edsel Records

  • Image for Le Mystère des voix bulgares

    Le Mystère des voix bulgares Pritouritze Planinata - chant from Thracian Plain

    Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Four Ad

  • Image for Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen The Future

    Natural Born Killers, Interscope

  • Image for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Free Falling

    Full Moon Fever, MCA

  • Image for Jennifer Warnes

    Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat

    Famous Blue Raincoat, RCA

  • Image for Lyle Lovett

    Lyle Lovett That's Right (You're not from Texas)

    Road To Ensensada, MCA

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Enigma Variations - Nimrod

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

    Enigma Variations, EMI

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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