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Michael White

Michael White

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First broadcast: Sun 26 May 1996

Film and theatre producer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the producer Michael White. Renowned for his theatrical flair - with a string of successes such as Sleuth, The Rocky Horror Show, O, Calcutta and A Chorus Line - he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the downside of show business as well as the euphoria of the successful first night. He'll also be describing his cosmopolitan but miserable childhood. Sent away to school in Switzerland alone and just seven years old because of chronic asthma, his early years were often lonely and confusing.

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

Choices

The Original Cast Of West Side Story

1.

The Original Cast Of West Side Story

America

Bob Marley

6.

Castaway's favourite

Bob Marley

Coming In From The Cold

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Richard Wagner

8.

Richard Wagner

Brünnhilde's Immolation (from Götterdämmerung)

Soloist: Birgit Nilsson Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica

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Book

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

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Luxury item

Bicycle

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