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Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 21 Feb 1988

Playwright, Screenwriter

This week’s castaway is the playwright Dennis Potter. Best known for his television series Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective, Potter worked as a journalist and television critic before turning to writing. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he looks back on his childhood in the mining community of Forest of Dean, his career in Britain and Hollywood and talks about coping with psoriatic arthropathy.

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

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 17 Dec 1977

Screenwriter, Playwright

Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Dennis Potter.

Choices

The Treorchy Male Voice Choir

1.

The Treorchy Male Voice Choir

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

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The Gus Band

2.

Castaway's favourite

The Gus Band

Sons Of The Brave

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Reginald Dixon

5.

Reginald Dixon

Somebody Stole My Gal

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Elsie Carlisle

6.

Elsie Carlisle

The Clouds Will Soon Roll By

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Al Bowlly, Nat Gonella, Lew Stone and his Band

7.

Al Bowlly, Nat Gonella, Lew Stone and his Band

Eadie Was A Lady

Book

Collected essays by William Hazlitt

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Luxury item

Edward Hopper's painting, Gas

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