Sue Lawley's castaway is writer and critic Clive James.
Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Clive James. Author, critic and television personality, he is presently contemplating his fourth autobiography - tracing the journey from his childhood in Australia to the Footlights Review at Cambridge University, and then to becoming the wittiest television critic and presenter in Britain.
During the interview Clive reads extracts from his poem 'Young Australian Rider, P.G. Burman', taken from his book Other Passport Poems 1958-1985.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Book: My Method of Singing by Enrico Caruso
Luxury: Karaoke piano
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
- Great Original Performances.
This Year's Kisses
Una Furtiva Lagrima
- Arias by Donizetti.
- My Way (the best of).
Where Hides Sleep
- Beware of the Beautiful Stranger/Driving.
- See for Miles.
Oro de Donato Racciatti
- Los 100 tangos mas famosos.
My Method of Singing - Enrico Caruso
|Interviewed Guest||Clive James|
- Sun 11 Jun 2000 11:15
- Fri 16 Jun 2000 09:00