Sir Nicholas Henderson

Listen in pop-out player

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the country's leading former diplomats, Sir Nicholas Henderson. He has served in Britain's embassies all over the world - including Poland, West Germany and Paris, but was most prominent as our man in Washington during the Falklands War. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the pleasures and pitfalls of this somewhat nomadic, but nevertheless glamorous existence, and choosing eight records to accompany him on this, his final posting.

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

Favourite track: Concerto No 19 In F Major Third Movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant
Luxury: Sculpture from The Louvre and a box of different seeds

Release date:

Available now

40 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Jun 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSir Nicholas Henderson

Featured in...

Take a Desert Island on holiday

Take a Desert Island on holiday with you

20 episodes to download and listen to on holiday (for every type of summer break).