This week's castaway on Sue Lawley's desert island is a little difficult to categorise. To the record-buying public, he's a pop star of durable quality; to the theatregoers who like musicals, he's an actor-singer, and he's a popular music composer too. His name is David Essex, and, in conversation with Sue Lawley, you can hear about his life, his work and his enthusiasms in Desert Island Discs.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: March No 1 in D Major (Pomp and Circumstance) by Edward Elgar
Book: The Guinness Book of Records
Luxury: A set of cricket equipment
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