Lord Palumbo

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Chairman of the Arts Council Lord Palumbo. Property developer and long-time patron of the arts, he will be talking to Sue Lawley about his passion for collecting, which extends from motor cars to houses built by famous 20th century architects, of which he owns four. He will also be discussing his 30-year mission to redevelop the Mansion House site in the City of London.

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

Favourite track: Symphony No 7 by Jean Sibelius
Book: On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Luxury: Telescope

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40 minutes

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Fri 1 Oct 1993 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLord Palumbo

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