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Bob Hoskins

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Bob Hoskins.

The castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is a man who has reached the top of his profession through a fantastically varied number of routes - steeplejack, trainee accountant, circus fire-eater and hotel porter are just a few of them. Now one of the hottest properties in the film business on both sides of the Atlantic, actor Bob Hoskins will be talking to Sue Lawley about his image as a tough cockney lad, which has been prompted by such films as Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, and the role that took him to fame: Arthur Parker in Dennis Potter's TV series Pennies From Heaven.

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

Favourite track: Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber
Book: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Luxury: Telescope

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 18 Nov 1988 09:05

Music Played

  • When I See An Elephant Fly

    Orchestra: The Crow Quintet & Orchestra

  • Humphrey Lyttelton

    Bad Penny Blues

    • One Hit Wonders Of The 50s.
    • MFP.
  • Ray Charles

    What'd I Say

    • History Of Rhythm & Blues.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Honky Tonk Women

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    O, Isis und Osiris (from The Magic Flute)

    Orchestra: The Chorus & Orchestra Of The Bayerischen Rundfunks Conductor: Bernard Haitnik

  • Imagine

  • Lambert Hendricks


    • The Best Of.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Samuel Barber

      Adagio For Strings

      Orchestra: The Academy Of St Martins In The Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

      • Adagio For Strings Ives Symphony No 3.
      • Argo.
  • Book Choice

    • Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

  • Luxury Choice

    • Telescope


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Bob Hoskins


  • Sun 13 Nov 1988 12:15
  • Fri 18 Nov 1988 09:05

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