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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the former Chairman of Granada Television Sir Denis Forman. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the delights and disasters of a highly eccentric upbringing in Scotland and about his experiences in Italy during the war, where he lost a leg. Also, as the first producer of What the Papers Say, and the originator of the highly popular Jewel in the Crown, he'll be discussing the difficulties of making television programmes which are simultaneously popular and good.

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

Favourite track: Concerto No 21 in C Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Raj Quartet by Paul Scott
Luxury: Satellite dish and TV set