Clive James

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Clive James. Author, critic and television personality, he is presently contemplating his fourth autobiography - tracing the journey from his childhood in Australia to the Footlights Review at Cambridge University, and then to becoming the wittiest television critic and presenter in Britain.

During the interview Clive reads extracts from his poem 'Young Australian Rider, P.G. Burman', taken from his book Other Passport Poems 1958-1985.

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

Favourite track: Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Book: My Method of Singing by Enrico Caruso
Luxury: Karaoke piano

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45 minutes

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Fri 16 Jun 2000 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestClive James

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