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Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

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First broadcast: Sun 12 Jan 1992

Actor, Film director, Writer

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff. Irreverent, energetic and compelling, his work has brought him an international reputation and his last West End production, Kvetch, was voted comedy of the year. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his love of drama and why it changed his life, his short spell in Hollywood playing archetypal villains and his time spent in Paris studying mime.

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

Choices

Kecak Ganda Sari

1.

Kecak Ganda Sari

Kecak: Introduction

Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major - 1st movement

Soloist: Paul Tortelier

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Benjamin Britten

5.

Benjamin Britten

I know a bank (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Soloist: Alfred Deller Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra

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Philip Glass

6.

Castaway's favourite

Philip Glass

Koyaanisqatsi

Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Eberhard Wachter

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Richard Strauss

7.

Richard Strauss

Wo ist er, dessen S├╝ndenbecher jetzt voll st? (from Salome)

Soloist: Eberhard Wachter Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Book

A gardening book by

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