Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright Peter Nichols.
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the playwright Peter Nichols. His award winning work, including Privates on Parade and A Day in The Death of Joe Egg has left audiences in stitches and sometimes in tears. With the recent revival of Passion Play, his darkly comic tale about adultery, Peter Nichols talks to Sue Lawley about his life and writing, and chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Hostias (from Requiem in D Minor) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: His diary which he has kept since he was 18 - to relive life since 1945
Luxury: Cyanide tablet (if he can't have a tower and telescope or a full-size snooker table)
Artist: Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
- Starring Fred Astaire.
Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers
Maple Leaf Rag
- Sidney Bechet/1924-38.
Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia Conductor: R Hickox
- Virgin Classics.
There is no rose (from Ceremony of Carols)
Choir: Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
- Choral Works Vol 3.
- Collins Classics.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor - Hostias
Choir: John Alldis Choir with the English 5.18
- Requiem/Verdi Requiem.
Professor Peter Schickele
Artist: Grandmaster Flab Orchestra: Hoople Funkharmonic Conductor: Newton Wayland
- P D Q Bach: Oedipus Rex.
- Rockin Chair.
Battle of Agincourt (from Henry V)
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
- Henry V Suite.
His diary which he has kept since he was 18 - to relive life since 1945
Cyanide tablet (if he can’t have a tower and telescope or a full-size snooker table)
|Interviewed Guest||Peter Nichols|
- Sun 2 Jul 2000 11:15
- Fri 7 Jul 2000 09:00