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Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Rory Stewart MP, Jim Murphy MP, Lesley Riddoch

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Apr 1988

Actor

The castaway this week is the actor Michael Gambon, who last year won the BAFTA award for best actor for his portrayal of the lead role in The Singing Detective. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he looks back on his career in the theatre, in films and on television and also chooses eight records to keep him company on the island.

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

Choices

William Shakespeare

2.

William Shakespeare

Othello Act 5

Soloist: Laurence Olivier

Others who chose this artist

Bandwagon '85

3.

Bandwagon '85

Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache

Others who chose this artist

Thomas Morley

4.

Thomas Morley

Mistress Mine, Well May You Fare

Soloist: Peter Pears, Julian Bream

Others who chose this artist

Marcia Aitken

7.

Marcia Aitken

Every Day A Little Death (A Little Night Music)

Others who chose this artist

Ludwig van Beethoven

8.

Castaway's favourite

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7 in A major - 2nd movement

Others who chose this artist

Book

Republican Party Reptile by P J O'Rourke

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Car (in which to listen to music)

Others who chose a similar luxury

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