Lord Shawcross

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week will be the lawyer and politician Lord Shawcross. As Attorney General in the Labour government of 1945, he was responsible for leading the British prosecution case at the war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the atmosphere in that courtroom, his reasons for leaving the Labour Party and his unconventional upbringing. Now 89 years old, he'll also be recalling the days when he was known as 'handsome Hartley Shawcross', the best-looking man in public life.

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

Favourite track: Some Enchanted Evening by Ezio Pinza
Book: They Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Luxury: CD player / solar battery-powered radio

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 1991 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLord Shawcross

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