Lucy Irvine

Lucy Irvine has experienced the reality of life on a desert island, although for her year-long sojourn she did have a companion. In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about the terrible problems she encountered, particularly the lack of water, and she chooses the eight records she would take if she were to be castaway again.

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

Favourite track: All By Myself by Big Bill Broonzy
Book: Language Made Plain by Anthony Burgess
Luxury: Mosquito coils and an apple pip

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40 minutes

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Fri 20 Apr 1984 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestLucy Irvine

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