Duncan Goodhew

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the swimmer Duncan Goodhew. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his early life, which was dogged by misadventure - a fall from an apple tree left him permanently and completely bald; and in his early teens, he was discovered to be dyslexic. Nevertheless, these setbacks merely strengthened his resolve to succeed at swimming, and to go on and win a gold medal for the 100 metres breast-stroke at the Moscow Games.

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

Favourite track: O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini
Book: Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
Luxury: Wig

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jun 1992 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDuncan Goodhew

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