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Sue Lawley's guest this week is Neil Jordan. As a child he would cycle past Bram Stoker's house on his way to school, one of the reasons, perhaps, that he went on to direct the film Interview with a Vampire. His other movies include Mona Lisa and The Butcher Boy; the story of a little Irish lad who talks to the Virgin Mary which has echoes in his own Irish Catholic childhood.

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

Favourite track: Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk
Book: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Typewriter