Tom Stoppard

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Tom Stoppard, the playwright, began his career as a journalist on a local newspaper in Bristol. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his writing, which has been mainly for the theatre and has included several free translations of plays including Rough Crossing; now in the repertoire of the National Theatre.

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

Favourite track: Careless Love by Bessie Smith
Book: Inferno in two languages by Dante Alighieri
Luxury: Plastic football

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40 minutes

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Fri 18 Jan 1985 09:05

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Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestTom Stoppard

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