David Attenborough

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is Sir David Attenborough. He brought the blue-footed booby into our sitting rooms, and revealed the secret lives of plants. But we remember him best caught in the embrace of a female gorilla.

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

Favourite track: Adagio from String Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert
Book: Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life by W B Lord
Luxury: Guitar

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45 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Dec 1998 11:15


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestDavid Attenborough

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