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
|Interviewed Guest||Duncan Goodhew|