Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the television script writer Lucy Gannon. Her life informs much of her work. When she created Soldier Soldier she used her experience of the military police. In The Gift she drew on her grief when her mother died. And Trip Trap reflected the violence of her first marriage. She started writing by chance when she entered a competition and won first prize - writer in residence at the RSC.

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

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