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Leslie Grantham

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 April 1989

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is an actor who rose to fame on the nation's television screens as the landlord in the BBC television series Eastenders - the volatile and villainous Dirty Den. He's Leslie Grantham, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about life after Dirty Den now that he has left the series, and also his time in prison when he served an 11-year sentence for a crime he committed as a teenage soldier.

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

Favourite track: Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour) by Galton & Simpson
Book: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Luxury: Metal detector

Music Played

8 items
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    Ron Goodwin Theme From Limelight

    The Love Album, Music For Pleasure France

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  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Danny Boy

    Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite, ACE

  • Image for Galton & Simpson

    Galton & Simpson Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour)

    Artist: Kenneth Williams

    Golden Hour Of Hancock, Golden Hour

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Heart Beat

    Buddy Holly Rock 'N' Roll Greats, Music For Pleasure France

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    George Gershwin Love walked in (from Goldwyn Follies)

    Artist: Andrea Leeds

    The Gershwins In Hollywood 1931-64, JJA

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    Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra Object Of My Affection

    Artist: Pinky Tomlin

    Jimmie Grier/ Ben Pollack, Franklin Mint Record Society

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    Simply Red Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Love Vol 2, Telstar

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

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