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Paul Hogarth

Sue Lawley's castaway is artist and illustrator Paul Hogarth.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the artist and illustrator Paul Hogarth. He has portrayed A Year in Provence for Peter Mayle, depicted Doris Lessing's Africa and captured Majorca with Robert Graves.

Born into a working-class family, his parents disapproved of his two great loves - travel and drawing. In the face of their opposition, he won a scholarship to art school where he was drawn into radical politics, becoming a communist and abandoning both art and family to fight in Spain. A popular figure with writers, he could match Brendan Behan drink for drink, and survived a 30-year working relationship with Graham Greene. Now 80, he says he still has the urge to travel, and continues to draw on his rich and varied life.

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

Favourite track: Far Horizons by Glyn Boyd Harte
Book: Times Atlas of World History
Luxury: Solar-powered Apple Mac

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Bob Dylan

    Like A Rolling Stone

    • Bob Dylan/Van Morrison/Gordon Lightfoot.
    • Radioplay.
  • Florrie Forde

    The Old Bull And Bush

    • The Glory Of The Music.
    • Pearl.
  • Lincoln And International Brigade

    Quite Brigada

    • Songs Of The Lincoln And Inernational Brigade.
    • Stinson Records.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (The Moldau) (from Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

    • Smetana: Ma Vlast.
    • Supraphon.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin Introduction

    Conductor: Ermler Orchestra: Bolshoi Orchestra

    • Eugene Onegin.
    • Olympia.
  • Donald Kachamba

    Flying Kwela

    • Malawi Concert Kwela.
    • CDM (Le Chant du Monde).
  • Thelonious Monk

    Bolivar Blues

    • Thelonius Monk In Japan.
    • Stige Records Ltd.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Glyn Boyd Harte

      Far Horizons

  • Book Choice

    • Times Atlas of World History

  • Luxury Choice

    • Solar-powered Apple Mac


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Paul Hogarth


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