Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Over the last 23 years, he has navigated the White Nile in a hovercraft, travelled around the world through both poles, discovered a lost city and, most recently, he nearly perished in Antarctica. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his unhappy schooldays at Eton, his thwarted ambition to emulate his father's military career and the problems he has had with his companions on expeditions.

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

Favourite track: Love Changes Everything by Michael Ball
Book: Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Luxury: Antisan for insect bites

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40 minutes

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Fri 4 Aug 1995 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRanulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
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