John Pilger

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the journalist John Pilger. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his arrival in this country from Australia 28 years ago, and how he went on to become one of the best-known and often most contentious foreign correspondents on the Daily Mirror during the 1960s. His reporting of events from all over the world, but most notably Cambodia, has brought him fame and admiration, as well as criticism and controversy for his campaigning style. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about these issues.

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

Favourite track: Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Elvis Presley
Book: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Luxury: Typewriter

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40 minutes

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Fri 23 Feb 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJohn Pilger

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