Paddy Ashdown MP

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his earliest memories of a childhood in India and a subsequent career which took him through the Royal Marines, into the diplomatic service and finally into the House of Commons just seven and half years ago.

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

Favourite track: Che Gelida Manina (from La Boheme) by Giacomo Puccini
Book: The collected works by John Donne
Luxury: Laptop computer

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 1991 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPaddy Ashdown

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