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
Gustav Holst & Christina Rossetti
In The Bleak Midwinter
Soloist: Barbara Dickson
- John, Paul, George, Ringo ... & Bert.
I Get Along Without You Very Well
- Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
- From Willy Russell's Our Day Out.
- Little Criminals.
- Warner Brothers.
- Places Of Gold.
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
- More Greatest Hits.
- Louder Than Bombs.
- Rough Trade.
In My Life
- The Red Album.
A Latin Primer
English meadow with an oak tree
|Interviewed Guest||Willy Russell|
- Sun 23 Jan 1994 12:15
- Fri 28 Jan 1994 09:05