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Alan Parker

Michael Parkinson's castaway is director Alan Parker.

Michael Parkinson's first guest is the film director Alan Parker, who, besides choosing the eight records he would take to the mythical island, talks about his early career in advertising and his very successful feature films, including Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express and Birdy.

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

Favourite track: A Day In The Life by The Beatles
Book: Collection of poems by Sir John Betjeman
Luxury: Suntan lotion

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jan 1986 09:05

Music Played

  • Danny Kaye


    • The Best Of.
  • Buddy Holly

    It Doesn't Matter Anymore

    • Buddy Holly Love Songs.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Beatles

      A Day In The Life

      • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Soloist: Itzhak Perlman Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

  • Daltrey

    When The Music Stops

    • Daltrey.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    In Paradisum (from Requiem), Op 48

    Choir: The Choir of King's College, Cambridge Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: David Willcocks

  • Levy and Ensemble

    Here I Come

    • Massive.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    The River

    • The River.
  • Book Choice

    • Collection of poems - John Betjeman

  • Luxury Choice

    • Suntan lotion


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest Alan Parker


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