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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