The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Ron Todd - leader of Britain's largest trade union, the Transport and General Workers' Union. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood as the son of a Walthamstow street-market trader, his rejection of Catholicism and conversion to socialism and about how he feels about the modern Labour Party and the role of trade unions in the 1990s.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Black And White Rag by Emmy Todd
Book: The collected works by Robert Burns
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