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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the man who brought the Folies Bergere to Britain and ran the Talk of the Town in its heyday - the theatrical impresario Lord Delfont. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his extraordinary life: he was raised in the East End of London, his family having settled there after escaping the pogroms in the Ukraine, and is now, at 82, the president of his own leisure corporation; worth £450 million.

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

Favourite track: My Heart And I by Carole Lynne
Book: 1515-1985 British Music Theatre Book
Luxury: Cigars and matches