Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright Willy Russell.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the playwright Willy Russell. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the route his career has taken - from hairdressing, via teaching in Toxteth to a living as one of the country's most successful dramatists. He'll also be talking about his play about the Beatles, John, Paul, George, Ringo & Bert, which, 20 years ago, transferred to the West End and became a huge hit and how, since then, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers have all brought him success and acclaim.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: I Get Along Without You Very Well by Hoagy Carmichael
Book: A Latin Primer
Luxury: English meadow with an oak tree