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Raymond Briggs

Roy Plomley's castaway is illustrator Raymond Briggs.

Raymond Briggs began his career as an illustrator after studying art at the Slade School. He first achieved fame through his picture books for children, Father Christmas and Fungus the Bogeyman, but has since moved into the adult world with When the Wind Blows, in which an elderly couple struggle to survive a nuclear attack.

As he told Roy Plomley when they met to choose his eight records, he has now turned this most recent picture book into a stage play.

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

Favourite track: The Boogie Rocks by Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings
Book: The complete works by Beachcomber
Luxury: Billiard table with snooker balls and cue

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55 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jun 1983 09:05

Music Played

  • Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul

  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Big Fat Alice's Blues

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Hong Kong Blues

  • Joe Morello

    Far More Drums

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings

      The Boogie Rocks

  • John Handy Quintet

    Dancy Dancy

  • Clark Terry-Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

    I Want A Little Girl

  • The Ornette Coleman Quartet

    Blue Connotation

  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - Beachcomber

  • Luxury Choice

    • Billiard table with snooker balls and cue

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Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Raymond Briggs

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