In 1987, as an Ambassador of the Anglican Church trying to engineer the freedom of men held in Lebanon, Terry Waite was taken hostage himself. Nearly five years later, courageous and resilient, he emerged from a captivity of appalling deprivation and isolation. This week on Desert Island Discs he will be talking to Sue Lawley about those years and recalling the three vows he took - no regrets, no self-pity, no sentimentality - which he believes saved his sanity.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Sleep by Benjamin Luxon
Book: Complete Cambridge Histories
Luxury: Chess computer
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