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Victoria Wood

Michael Parkinson's castaway is comedian and musician Victoria Wood.

Comedienne, musician and playwright are just three of the talents of Victoria Wood. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she outlines her career to date from its humble beginnings with the Rochdale Youth Theatre to having her own show on television. She also chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: African Ripples by Fats Waller
Book: The collected works by Arthur Marshall
Luxury: Cinema organ

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Eric Coates


    Soloist: Jack Brymer Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor - 3rd movement

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Fats Waller

      African Ripples

  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads


  • George Gershwin

    Piano Concerto in F major

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

  • Noël Coward

    Let's Do It

  • Bunny Berigan

    In A Mist

  • The Weather Girls

    Lock Me Up

  • Book Choice

    • The collected works - Arthur Marshall

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cinema organ


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Victoria Wood


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