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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the film critic Dilys Powell. She began reviewing films for The Sunday Times in 1939, and since then her forthright and pithy comments have served as a natural accompaniment to the pleasures of going to the cinema. Today, at the age of 90, she still reviews three or four films a week and she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her receipt of what she describes as "a very liberal education" from her lifelong devotion to the big screen.

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

Favourite track: I Remember It Well (from Gigi) by Honore and Grandmama
Book: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Luxury: Mouth organ with instructions