Michael Codron

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is theatrical producer Michael Codron. During the 30 years he has been in the business, some of Britain's most eminent modern playwrights - John Mortimer, Alan Ayckbourn and Tom Stoppard for example - started their writing careers under his patronage. He's also turned his hand to popular entertainment in the form of hit plays like Crown Matrimonial and There's a Girl in my Soup. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his successes as well as his failures, and the risky but compulsive character of show business life.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 1 in C by Georges Bizet
Book: Caroline and Charlotte by Alison Plowman
Luxury: Jigsaw puzzles

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40 minutes

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Fri 17 Nov 1989 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestMichael Codron

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