Lord Chief Justice Taylor
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the country's most senior serving judge Lord Taylor of Gosforth. Recently appointed the Lord Chief Justice of England, he'll be discussing the public's perception of the English legal system, following the recent series of miscarriages of justice; and also, his plans to open up areas of the law and to rid the system of some of its more antiquated trappings, such as wigs and robes. He'll also be talking to Sue Lawley about how, as an accomplished musician, he might well have become a professional pianist rather than the Lord Chief Justice.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 41 in C K 551 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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