Roger McGough

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the poet Roger McGough. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his boyhood in Liverpool where he showed little aptitude for literature - it wasn't until he went to Hull University that he discovered his true vocation. It was one that was to take him, via a best-selling number one record, Lily the Pink, with the group The Scaffold, to become one of the country's most enduringly successful poets.

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

Favourite track: Foghorns On The Mersey
Book: Times Atlas of the Night Sky
Luxury: Black cab

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40 minutes

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Fri 15 Apr 1994 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRoger McGough

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