Leslie Grantham

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is an actor who rose to fame on the nation's television screens as the landlord in the BBC television series Eastenders - the volatile and villainous Dirty Den. He's Leslie Grantham, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about life after Dirty Den now that he has left the series, and also his time in prison when he served an 11-year sentence for a crime he committed as a teenage soldier.

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

Favourite track: Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour) by Galton & Simpson
Book: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Luxury: Metal detector

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40 minutes

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Fri 14 Apr 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLeslie Grantham

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