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Lynda La Plante

Sue Lawley's castaway is a creator of many television series - Lynda La Plante.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Lynda La Plante - the creator of much-admired television series like Prime Suspect, Widows and Civvies.

Also the author of five novels, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how she made the transition from acting in repertory for six years, as well as Brian Rix's Whitehall farces, to becoming one of television's most prolific and successful writers.

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

Favourite track: Nessun Dorma from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Book: Fairy Stories by Honore de Balzac
Luxury: Mouth organ

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Eric Clapton

    Give Me Strength

    • Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard.
    • RSO.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Che farò senza Euridice (What is Life?) (from Orpheus and Euridice)

    • The World Of Kathleen Ferrier.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon in D major

    • Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue.
    • Archiv.
  • Castaway's Favourite

  • Dire Straits

    Money For Nothing

    • Brothers In Arms.
    • Vertigo.
  • Melanie

    Ruby Tuesday

    • The Very Best Of Melanie.
    • Mammouth.
  • Bon Jovi

    Bed of Roses

    • Keep The Faith.
    • Jambco.
  • Bob Dylan

    Tangled Up In Blue

    • Blood On The Tracks.
    • CBS.
  • Book Choice

    • Fairy Stories - Honore de Balzac

  • Luxury Choice

    • Mouth organ


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lynda La Plante


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