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Rt. Hon. Michael Heseltine

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 January 1988

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

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Palm Court Theatre Orchestra

    Palm Court Theatre Orchestra Teddy Bears' Picnic

    Vintage Parade Childhood Memories, Chandos

  • Image for Sir Harry Lauder

    Sir Harry Lauder Keep Right On To The End Of The Road

    I Love a Lassy, Pearl

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia On Greensleeves

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner

    Golden Classics, Decca

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargeant

    Messiah Highlights, CFP

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Bolero

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Andre Previn

    HMV

  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini Un bel di vedremo (One fine day) (from Madama Butterfly)

    Soloist: Eva Turner

    HMV

  • Image for Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill This Was Their Finest Hour (speech, 18 June 1940)

    Decca

  • Image for Morriston Orpheus Choir

    Morriston Orpheus Choir We'll Keep A Welcome

Credits

Presenter
Michael Parkinson

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