Sir Hugh Greene

Sir Hugh Greene began his career as a foreign correspondent. During the war, he joined the BBC and was in charge of wartime broadcasts to Germany. After a variety of jobs, including that of Head of Emergency Information Services in Malaya conducting psychological warfare against the Communist guerrillas in the jungle, he was appointed Director-General of the BBC.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his fascinating life and 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: Forefathers by Edmund Blunden
Book: The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Luxury: Portable typewriter and lots of paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 25 Nov 1983 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestSir Hugh Greene

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