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Michael White

Sue Lawley's castaway is producer Michael White.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the producer Michael White. Renowned for his theatrical flair - with a string of successes such as Sleuth, The Rocky Horror Show, O, Calcutta and A Chorus Line - he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the downside of show business as well as the euphoria of the successful first night. He'll also be describing his cosmopolitan but miserable childhood. Sent away to school in Switzerland alone and just seven years old because of chronic asthma, his early years were often lonely and confusing.

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

Favourite track: Coming In From The Cold by Bob Marley
Book: A title by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Bicycle

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • The Original Cast Of West Side Story

    America

    • West Side Story.
    • Embassy.
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Tangerine

    • Benny Goodman Presents Eddie Sauter.
    • Philips.
  • Billie Holiday

    I Cover The Waterfront

    • Fine And Mellow.
    • Commodore.
  • The Platters

    Only You (And You Alone)

    • Golden Hits.
    • Mercury.
  • Los del Río

    Macarena

    • Macarena Mix.
    • BMG.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bob Marley

      Coming In From The Cold

      • Songs Of Freedom.
      • Tuff Gong.
  • Fem 2 Fem

    Sin

    • Animus.
    • Avenue Foch Records.
  • Richard Wagner

    Brünnhilde's Immolation (from Götterdämmerung)

    Soloist: Birgit Nilsson Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonica

    • Gotterdammerung.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Bicycle

Credits

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Michael White

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