Gerald Priestland began his career in the news department of the BBC, becoming in 1954 the foreign correspondent in India. Many years later, he was appointed Religious Affairs Correspondent and he was responsible for the very popular radio series Priestland's Progress.
In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career, including his move into television, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Vergnugte Ruh by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Poetry by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Luxury: Air conditioner
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|Interviewed Guest||Gerald Priestland|