Sir Ian MacGregor

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Sir Ian McGregor was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when he was asked to create a more efficient steel industry in this country. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, he talks about his upbringing in Scotland, his move to America to further his career, and the problems he faced in managing first the steel, and then the coal industries in Britain.

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

Favourite track: The Hebrides - Overture (Fingles Cave) by Felix Mendelssohn
Book: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Luxury: Thermos jug

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40 minutes

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Fri 10 Oct 1986 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Parkinson
Interviewed GuestSir Ian MacGregor
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