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John Harvey-Jones

John Harvey-Jones

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First broadcast: Sat 19 Jan 1985

Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries

John Harvey-Jones, who is Chairman of the giant company Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), began his career in the Royal Navy and was a lieutenant-commander by the time he moved into industry at the age of 33. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he describes his rapid rise from trainee work study officer at ICI with not even one 'O' Level to being appointed Chairman.

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

Choices

Walter Zehle

1.

Walter Zehle

Viscount Nelson

Orchestra: Band Of The Royal Marines, Portsmouth Conductor: Capt K A McLean

Fred Elizalde

2.

Fred Elizalde

Melancholy Weeps

Johnny Desmond

3.

Johnny Desmond

Long Ago and Far Away

Artist: Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band

Others who chose this artist

The Omsk Russian Ensemble

4.

The Omsk Russian Ensemble

The Wilson Tree (Ivushka)

William Boyce

5.

Castaway's favourite

William Boyce

Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major

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

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John Rutter

6.

John Rutter

Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Choir: Clare College Singers Conductor: John Rutter

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Pierre Phalèse

7.

Pierre Phalèse

Schiarazula Marazzula

Orchestra: Ensemble Musica Aurea Conductor: Jean Wolteche

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9.

10.

Book

The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer

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Luxury item

Trap (minus donkey)

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Occupations

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