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Alan Parker

Sue Lawley's castaway is film director Alan Parker.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Alan Parker. When Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone came out in 1975, it marked the beginning of a very successful and sometimes controversial career. Films like Midnight Express, Fame and The Commitments underline his versatility and have won him countless awards all over the world.

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

Favourite track: Nimrod by Edward Elgar
Book: A giant photo album of his four children and grandchildren that goes back over twenty years.
Luxury: Watercolour paint box (plus brush and pad)

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Jul 2000 09:00

Music Played

  • Otis Redding

    I've Been Loving You Too Long

    • The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 59-68.
    • Atlantic.
  • Del Shannon

    Runaway

    • Runaway Hits.
    • Edsel Records.
  • Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir

    Pritouritze Planinata - chant from Thracian Plain

    • Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares.
    • Four Ad.
  • Leonard Cohen

    The Future

    • Natural Born Killers.
    • Interscope.
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Free Falling

    • Full Moon Fever.
    • MCA.
  • Jennifer Warnes

    Famous Blue Raincoat

    • Famous Blue Raincoat.
    • RCA.
  • Lyle Lovett

    That's Right (You're not from Texas)

    • Road To Ensensada.
    • MCA.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Edward Elgar

      Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36: Variation IX "Nimrod"

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

      • Enigma Variations.
      • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • A giant photo album of his four children and grandchildren that goes back over twenty years.

  • Luxury Choice

    • Watercolour paint box (plus brush and pad)

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Alan Parker

Broadcasts

  • Sun 9 Jul 2000 11:15
  • Fri 14 Jul 2000 09:00

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