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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Spectator columnist Jeffrey Bernard. His Low Life column has gained him something of a cult following over the 15 years or so it's been appearing; slightly irregularly. It concentrates on the kind of life in Soho which seems often to revolve solely around drinking, women and gambling - the kind of life Jeffrey Bernard enjoys, by his own admission. And of course, last year Keith Waterhouse turned some of these columns into the highly-successful West End hit Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell - a production starring Peter O'Toole which is about to return to the Shaftesbury Theatre next month.

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

Favourite track: Introitus Requiem Mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Luxury: Hgih-powered hunting rifle and ammunition