Enoch Powell

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the Rt Hon Enoch Powell - politician, poet and classical scholar. He'll be looking back on some of the incidents and issues which have made him one of the most controversial politicians in post-war Britain - among them, his so-called Rivers of Blood speech on immigration policy, and his exhortation to the electorate to vote Labour after his resignation over Britain's entry into the EEC.

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

Favourite track: The Renunciation of Siegfried (from Götterdämmerung) by Richard Wagner
Book: Old Testament In Hebrew & Greek
Luxury: Smoking device to smoke fish

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40 minutes

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Fri 24 Feb 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestEnoch Powell
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