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Sue Townsend

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Sue Townsend.

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is writer Sue Townsend. Her most famous creation is Adrian Mole, and, in many respects, his life mirrors her own: like her hero, she comes from a poor but not deprived background and always nursed a secret ambition to be a writer. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her life and work and carefully selecting eight records which remind her of some of the most significant events in her life.

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

Favourite track: Violin Concerto in D by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Luxury: Swimming pool of champagne

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Dec 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • Jack Teagarden

    A Hundred Years From Today

    • I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues.
    • ASV.
  • Kenneth McKellar

    She Moved Through The Fair

    • The Songs Of Ireland.
    • Decca.
  • Bessie Smith

    Aggravatin' Papa

    • The Complete Recordings Vol 1.
    • Columbia.
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Stompin At The Savoy

    • Blue Skies.
    • Conifer.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Violin Concerto in D major

      Soloist: Viktoria Mullova Orchestra: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

      • Violin Concertos By Tchaikovsky.
      • Philips.
  • Roberta Flack

    Until It's Time For You To Go

    • Chapter Two.
    • Atlantic.
  • Simply Red

    Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    • All By Myself.
    • Dover.
  • Brook Benton

    A House Is Not A Home

    • Best Of.
    • Mercury.
  • Book Choice

    • Lucky Jim - Kingsley Amis

  • Luxury Choice

    • Swimming pool of champagne


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Sue Townsend


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