Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Iain Banks.
This week's castaway is an author. In his book The Wasp Factory, the teenage protagonist tortures insects, experiments with bombs and kills a brother and a cousin. But, says Iain Banks, that was "just a phase he was going through". He tells Sue Lawley how, as a writer, he has not developed the filters that most adults do and so views the world with childlike eyes, describing what he sees. And this world, he feels, is very often a violent and terrifying one.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Mohammed's Radio by Warren Zevon
Book: The Complete Monty Python Television Scripts by Monty Python
Luxury: Front Seat Of A Porsche
Hares on the Mountain
- Parcel Of Rogues.
For A Dancer
- Late For The Sky.
- Can't Stand The Rezillos.
Beware of the Beautiful Stranger
- The Clive James and Pete Atkin Songbook 1967-1974.
Me My Friend
- Music In A Doll's House.
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
- Cry Freedom.
Roads To Moscow
- Past, Present And Future.
- BGO Records.
- A Quiet Normal Life.
The Complete Monty Python Television Scripts - Monty Python
Front Seat Of A Porsche
|Interviewed Guest||Iain Banks|
- Sun 24 Aug 1997 12:15
- Fri 29 Aug 1997 09:05