Lord Roy Jenkins

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is Lord Jenkins of Hillhead - formerly Roy Jenkins.

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

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his long and varied political career, which has encompassed periods as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and this country's first President of the European Commission. He'll also be looking back on his Welsh origins and the early days of the Social Democratic Party, of which he was a founding member, as well as challenging his popular image as a claret-drinking intellectual.

Favourite track: Theme (from Enigma Variations) by Edward Elgar
Book: Who Was Who
Luxury: Case of Bordeaux wine

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40 minutes

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Fri 21 Apr 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLord Roy Jenkins

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