Bob Champion

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Sue Lawley's castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is jockey Bob Champion - a man who, against all the odds, fought back after he was diagnosed as having cancer to win one of the most coveted prizes in his field - in 1981 he rode Aldaniti to a stunning victory in the Grand National. He'll be talking about his passion for riding, his fight against his illness and the two children who, contrary to all medical predictions, he has since fathered.

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

Favourite track: Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
Book: Fraser's Horse Book by Alistair Fraser
Luxury: A bronze statue of the racehorse Aldaniti

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Nov 1988 09:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestBob Champion

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