36 min

Keith Waterhouse Desert Island Discs: Archive 1981-1985

    • Personal Journals

Keith Waterhouse started his writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post but it was not long before he had a huge success with a novel - Billy Liar. For many years, in a prolific partnership with Willis Hall, he wrote plays, television scripts and screenplays, although now he concentrates on his novels and his regular columns in Punch and the Daily Mirror. In conversation with Roy Plomley, this versatile writer talks about his career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Guys and Dolls (Title Song) by The Guys and Dolls Orchestra
Book: A year's supply of the Exchange & Mart
Luxury: Solar-powered television, video and eight films

Keith Waterhouse started his writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post but it was not long before he had a huge success with a novel - Billy Liar. For many years, in a prolific partnership with Willis Hall, he wrote plays, television scripts and screenplays, although now he concentrates on his novels and his regular columns in Punch and the Daily Mirror. In conversation with Roy Plomley, this versatile writer talks about his career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: Guys and Dolls (Title Song) by The Guys and Dolls Orchestra
Book: A year's supply of the Exchange & Mart
Luxury: Solar-powered television, video and eight films

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