To celebrate his 50th birthday this week, David Owen, leader of the Social Democratic Party, has rather rashly agreed to be castaway on Sue Lawley's desert island! It might not be the most relaxing way to mark a half-century, but Dr Owen is a passionate sailor, so the situation has its charms. He is also very keen on poetry and music, both of which will accompany him to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Piano Concerto No 21 in C - Slow Movement by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: His own anthology of poems
Luxury: A hot bath
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