Sue Lawley's castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the satirical cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Renowned for his grotesquely exaggerated portrayals of political figures and issues, he will be talking about his isolated childhood, which was dominated by chronic asthma, and how, with no formal art training, he has now become one of the most eminent artists of our time, branching out from drawing his instantly-recognisable caricatures into the world of theatre, rock and opera.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A title by Capability Brown
Luxury: River painting by Turner
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