Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine

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The Right Honourable Michael Heseltine MP is often described as one of the new breed of Tory politicians and was widely tipped to be the next leader of the party. But that all changed dramatically in 1986 when he resigned his Cabinet post over the Westland affair. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he recalls his upbringing in South Wales, schooldays at Shrewsbury, undergraduate life at Oxford and his subsequent career in politics. He also chooses the eight records to take with him to the island.

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

Favourite track: We'll Keep A Welcome in the Hillsides by Morriston Orpheus Choir
Book: The Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs
Luxury: Mosquito net

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Fri 22 Jan 1988 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestMichael Heseltine

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