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Mark McCormack

Sue Lawley's castaway is sports agent Mark McCormack.

This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is the man who, as well as transforming Wimbledon into a multi-million pound industry, manages the professional lives of some of the biggest Wimbledon names - Ivan Lendl and Martina Navratilova, for example. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his formidable business and management skills and how he is now applying them to the world of classical music, taking on clients like Kiri Te Kanawa and Itzhak Perlman.

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

Favourite track: Drive All Night by Bruce Springsteen
Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Luxury: Suntan lotion

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40 minutes

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Fri 7 Jul 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • Julie Covington

    Don't Cry For Me Argentina

    • The Premiere collection.
    • Really Useful.
  • The Beatles

    And I Love Her

    • A Hard Day's Night.
    • Parlophone.
  • Eagles

    Best Of My Love

    • The Best Of.
    • Asylum.
  • Tony Jacklin

    Both Sides Now

    • Tony Jacklin Swings Into.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bruce Springsteen

      Drive All Night

      • The River.
      • CBS.
  • Stevie Nicks & Don Henley

    Leather and Lace

    • Bella Donna.
    • WEA.
  • Wings

    Mull of Kintyre

    • Greatest.
    • Parlophone.
  • Elton John

    Candle In The Wind

    • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
    • DJM.
  • Book Choice

    • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

  • Luxury Choice

    • Suntan lotion


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Mark McCormack


  • Sun 2 Jul 1989 12:15
  • Fri 7 Jul 1989 09:05

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