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Barry Cryer

Barry Cryer


First broadcast: Sun 22 Nov 1987

Comedian, Writer

Barry Cryer is one of our best-known comedy writers who has, for 30 years, survived the quick-fire world that he sums up with the phrase "We don't want it good - we want it Monday". In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his career, both as performer and writer, and he also selects eight records to take to the mythical island.

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


Gustav Holst


Gustav Holst

Mars (from The Planets)

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

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The Animals


The Animals

House Of The Rising Sun

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Carly Simon


Carly Simon

I Get Along Without You Very Well

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The complete works by J B Priestley

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Luxury item

Tape recorder with a cassette of recordings from home

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