Lord Weinstock

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a businessman.

Born into a family of Polish-Jewish immigrants, he was orphaned at the age of nine and brought up by his older brothers. He studied at the London School of Economics and married the daughter of a manufacturer - the owner of a small electrical company. By the age of 34, he was its Managing Director. Today that company is a huge institution - GEC - which its Managing Director Lord Weinstock has steered safely through the choppy waters of nine changes of government and six Prime Ministers. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his life and work and about his passionate love of music.

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

Favourite track: Requiem - Recordare by Giuseppe Verdi
Book: If This Be A Man by Primo Levi
Luxury: Photograph album - family, friends, colleagues

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40 minutes

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Fri 10 Dec 1993 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLord Weinstock

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