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John Schlesinger

Sue Lawley's castaway is director John Schlesinger.

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the film director John Schlesinger. Like many other British filmmakers, he learnt his craft at the BBC but soon moved on to directing feature films including A Kind of Loving, Far From the Madding Crowd and the Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his long and successful career, the controversy he caused with his films Darling and Sunday Bloody Sunday and choosing eight records to take to his island exile.

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

Favourite track: Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Book: Dictonary of English Quotations
Luxury: Magimix (battery-powered )

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40 minutes

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Fri 18 Oct 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Far From The Madding Crowd

    • Far From The Madding Crowd.
    • MGM Records.
  • George Gershwin

    Girl Crazy

    Orchestra: The Buffalo Philharmonic Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Rhapsody in Blue.
    • CBS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello Act 1, Scene 3

    Soloist: Katia Ricciarelli, Placido Domingo Orchestra: The Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano Conductor: Lorin Maazel

    • Otello.
    • EMI.
  • Harry Connick, Jr.

    We Are In Love

    • We Are In Love.
    • CBS.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op.81 - 2nd movement

    Orchestra: The Nash Ensemble Of London

    • Dvorak: Piano Trio Opus 90, Piano Quintet Opus 81.
    • Virgin.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Richard Strauss

      Zueignung, Op. 10/1

      Soloist: Elizabeth Schwarzkoph

      • R Strauss 4 Last Songs.
      • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major

    Soloist: Mitsuko Uchida Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

    • Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 18 & 19.
    • Philips.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - Mit Aufschwung aber nicht eilen (from 5th movement)

    Orchestra: The City Of Birmingham Symphony Conductor: Simon Rattle

    • Mahler Symphony No 2.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Dictonary of English Quotations

  • Luxury Choice

    • Magimix (battery-powered )


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest John Schlesinger


  • Sun 13 Oct 1991 12:15
  • Fri 18 Oct 1991 09:05

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