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Peter Blake

Sue Lawley's castaway is pop artist Peter Blake.

Only this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs could place the singer Madonna in the same picture as the Madonna and Child, or follow a painting of the National Gallery's 10 most beautiful faces with a collection of its nine prettiest bottoms. Today the pop artist Peter Blake explains to Sue Lawley how his work is inspired by his favourite things; like Marilyn Monroe and Max Miller for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album cover in the 1960s, or his more recent painting of Tarzan and his family at the Roxy Cinema in New York.

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

Favourite track: When The World Was Young by Peggy Lee
Book: Lempieres' Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk
Luxury: A gym

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40 minutes

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Fri 28 Mar 1997 09:05

Music Played

  • Brian Wilson

    Do It Again

    Artist: Carnie and Wendy Wilson

    • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.
    • MCA.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Peggy Lee

      When The World Was Young

      • Perfect Lee.
      • MCA.
  • Rex Jamieson

    Mrs. Shufflewick Entertains

    • Look In At The Local From Dan Farson's.
    • Ace Of Clubs.
  • Chet Baker

    Everything Happens To Me

    • Chet Baker In Paris, Vol 2.
    • Emarcy.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3

    • Demon Fiend.
    • Demon Fiend.
  • Dionne Warwick

    That's What Friends Are For (feat. Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)

    • Friends - Dionne Warwick.
    • Arista.
  • Spice Girls


    • Spice.
    • Virgin.
  • Judy Garland

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    • The Original Soundtrack Of The Wizard Of Oz.
    • MGM.
  • Book Choice

    • Lempieres' Dictionary - Lawrence Norfolk

  • Luxury Choice

    • A gym


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Peter Blake


  • Sun 23 Mar 1997 12:15
  • Fri 28 Mar 1997 09:05

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