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Dennis Taylor

Michael Parkinson's castaway is snooker player Dennis Taylor.

Dennis Taylor became the world snooker champion in a dramatic match against Steve Davis last April. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he describes his childhood in County Tyrone, Jim-Joe Gervin's billiard hall where he first took up snooker, and how he became a professional.

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

Favourite track: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by The Platters
Book: Joke book
Luxury: Limitless supply of yoghurt

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40 minutes

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Fri 7 Feb 1986 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Platters

      Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

      • Encore of Golden Hits.
  • Jailhouse Rock

  • Johnny Mathis

    Moon River

    • Greatest Hits.
  • The Beatles

    She Loves You

    • She Loves You.
    • Parlophone.
  • Joe Dolan and The Drifters

    The Answer To Everything

    • Irish Showband Hits.
  • Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

    Guilty

    Artist: Robin Gibb

    • Guilty.
  • Jeffrey Osborne

    On The Wings Of Love

  • Dire Straits

    Walk Of Life

    • Brothers in Arms.
  • Book Choice

    • Joke book

  • Luxury Choice

    • Limitless supply of yoghurt

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Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Dennis Taylor

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