Sir Roger Bannister

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Sir Roger Bannister, the man who first ran the four-minute mile. Now an eminent neurologist, he is as proud of his research during the last 15 years into the effects of low blood pressure, as he is of his achievements on the athletics field.

Master of Pembroke College, he's taken up sculling, and with a night school qualification in navigation as well, he'll be telling Sue Lawley how he plans to escape from the desert island.

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

Favourite track: Violin Concerto in D Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Anthology of Russian, American & English Stories
Luxury: Solar-powered receiver to receive Radio 4

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40 minutes

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Fri 21 Feb 1992 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRoger Bannister

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