Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Gene Wilder.
When this week's castaway was a child his mother had a heart attack. Her doctor gave him two pieces of advice. "Never", he said, "get angry with her. And always try to make her laugh". This was to have a profound effect on his life; affecting both his career and his personal relationships.
Gene Wilder talks to Sue Lawley and remembers his starring roles in films like Blazing Saddles and The Producers.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Don't Explain by Nina Simone
Book: The Notebooks of Captain Georges by Jean Renoir
Luxury: Earl Grey tea