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Peter Blake

Peter Blake

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 23 Mar 1997

Pop artist

Only this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs could place the singer Madonna in the same picture as the Madonna and Child, or follow a painting of the National Gallery's 10 most beautiful faces with a collection of its nine prettiest bottoms. Today the pop artist Peter Blake explains to Sue Lawley how his work is inspired by his favourite things; like Marilyn Monroe and Max Miller for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover in the 1960s, or his more recent painting of Tarzan and his family at the Roxy Cinema in New York.

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

Choices

Brian Wilson

1.

Brian Wilson

Do It Again

Artist: Carnie and Wendy Wilson

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Peggy Lee

2.

Castaway's favourite

Peggy Lee

When The World Was Young

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Rex Jamieson

3.

Rex Jamieson

Mrs. Shufflewick Entertains

Chet Baker

4.

Chet Baker

Everything Happens To Me

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Gladys Knight, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder

6.

Gladys Knight, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder

That's What Friends Are For

Book

Lempieres' Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 12 May 1979

Pop artist

Roy Plomley's castaway is artist Peter Blake.

Choices

The Beatles

1.

The Beatles

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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James Joyce

8.

Castaway's favourite

James Joyce

Molly Bloom's Soliloquy (from Ulysses)

Artist: Siobhan McKenna

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Book

Ulysses by James Joyce

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Luxury item

Cement and tools to build a folly

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