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Desert Island Discs

Donald Sutherland

BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4 logo Duration 00:45 Available for over a year First broadcast:
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Desert Island Discs

Donald Sutherland

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Donald Sutherland

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Donald Sutherland.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Donald Sutherland. He has acted in 104 films, including such classics as MASH, Don't Look Now and JFK. Tall and lanky as a child, he was called 'Goofus' or 'Dumbo' because of his big ears. However, it was those ears that caught the attention of the director of The Dirty Dozen and thus his film career was launched.

Now appearing on the British stage for the first time in 36 years, he chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

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

Favourite track: Horn Concerto No.4. in E Flat Major 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Book: Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuckman

Luxury: Case of really good vintage wine


Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest
Donald Sutherland
Audio Described BBC Two BBC Two logo Duration 02:08 Available for 7 days First broadcast:
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World War II action about a German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill. With Michael Caine.

All-action World War II adventure. A squad of German paratroopers is sent to England to kidnap Winston Churchill. Based on the bestseller by Jack Higgins.

All-action World War II adventure. On the morning of 6 November 1943, the military authorities in Berlin receive a simple message - 'The Eagle Has Landed'. In a daring kidnap attempt, a small force of crack German paratroopers are poised to snatch Winston Churchill and return with him to Germany. If they succeed in their mission, it could alter the course of the war. Who can stop them?


Colonel Steiner
Michael Caine
Liam Devlin
Donald Sutherland
Colonel Radl
Robert Duvall
Jenny Agutter
Captain Clark
Treat Williams
Colonel Pitts
Larry Hagman
John Sturges
Jack Wiener
Tom Mankiewicz
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