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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Dennis Taylor

Dennis Taylor

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 02 Feb 1986

Snooker player

Dennis Taylor became the world snooker champion in a dramatic match against Steve Davis last April. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he describes his childhood in County Tyrone, Jim-Joe Gervin's billiard hall where he first took up snooker, and how he became a professional.

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

Choices

The Platters

1.

Castaway's favourite

The Platters

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Performer: The Platters

Others who chose this artist

Johnny Mathis

3.

Johnny Mathis

Moon River

Performer: Johnny Mathis

Others who chose this artist

The Beatles

4.

The Beatles

She Loves You

Performer: The Beatles

Others who chose this artist

Joe Dolan and The Drifters

5.

Joe Dolan and The Drifters

The Answer To Everything

Performer: Joe Dolan and The Drifters

Barbra Streisand

6.

Barbra Streisand

Guilty

Performer: Barbra Streisand

Others who chose this artist

Jeffrey Osborne

7.

Jeffrey Osborne

On The Wings Of Love

Performer: Jeffrey Osborne

Others who chose this artist

Dire Straits

8.

Dire Straits

Walk Of Life

Performer: Dire Straits

Others who chose this artist

Book

Joke book by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Limitless supply of yoghurt

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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