Trevor McDonald

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week has recently topped the polls as the country's most popular newscaster. He is ITN's Trevor McDonald, and he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about a West Indian childhood which was dominated by English influences, a career which started in Caribbean local radio and television and how he copes with his emotions when having to report on particularly gruelling news stories.

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

Favourite track: Violin Concerto in D Opus 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Anthology of Poetry
Luxury: Box of paints, brushes, paper

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40 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Dec 1994 12:15


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestTrevor McDonald

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