Vernon Scannell

Vernon Scannell's colourful career has included prize-fighting, a controversial spell in the Army, confinement to a mental institution for insisting on becoming a writer and a subsequent award of a civil list pension for his services to literature. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on these aspects of his life and also selects the eight records to take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Compiled anthology of English poetry
Luxury: Enormous amount of A4 paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 4 Dec 1987 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestVernon Scannell

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