J G Ballard
Sue Lawley's castaway is writer J G Ballard.
This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is writer JG Ballard. Since the early 1960s, he has been well-known as a science fiction writer. But more recently he has reached an even wider audience with his autobiographical novels Empire of the Sun and The Kindness of Women.
He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his extraordinary life - his childhood in Shanghai, his adolescence spent in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and how, after the sudden and tragic death of his wife, he raised his three young children alone.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Falling In Love Again by Marlene Dietrich
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Teddy Bears' Picnic
- All Aboard! 24 Original All-Time Children's Favourites.
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Don't Fence Me In
- The Singing Detective / Music From The BBC Serial.
- BBC Records.
Put The Blame On Mame
- The Rita Hayworth Collection.
Falling In Love Again
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Non so più cosa son (from The Marriage of Figaro)
Soloist: Anne Murray Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Riccardo Muti
- Le Marriage Of Figaro.
The Girl From Ipanema
- Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The Barber of Seville Overture
Orchestra: The Orchestra Of La Scala Milan Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
- Barber Of Seville.
Let's Do It
- Noel Coward At Las Vegas.
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
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- Sun 2 Feb 1992 12:15
- Fri 7 Feb 1992 09:05
- Sun 30 Aug 1992 12:15
- Fri 4 Sep 1992 09:05