Sue Lawley's guest this week is Michael Crawford. Renowned for his attention to detail, he has always performed his own stunts - whether roller-skating under moving lorries in Some Mothers Do Have 'Em, or walking the tightrope in the musical Barnum. A consumate professional, he admits to escaping from his hospital bed, where he was recovering from exhaustion, so the show could go on!
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Gloria from Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: The complete book of self-sufficiency by John Seymour
Luxury: Pen and paper