Ken Russell has directed many films, including Women in Love, The Music Lovers, The Boyfriend and Gothic, his latest. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his childhood in Southampton, going to naval college, life in the Merchant Navy, making amateur film which led to him working on Monitor for BBC television, and his eventual move into the making of feature films.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song Of The Earth) No 5 by Gustav Mahler
Book: The Prelude by William Wordsworth
Alternative to Bible: None - Bible not taken
Luxury: Quart of brandy