Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's career was spawned when he became a member of the Wine and Food Society at Cambridge University. He soon made a name for himself as a writer on wine and produced the best-selling World Atlas of Wine in 1971. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his interest in wine, about his other great enthusiasm - gardening - and he 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: Mass In B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: The complete works by P G Wodehouse
Luxury: Writing materials and lots of bottles

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40 minutes

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Fri 18 May 1984 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestHugh Johnson

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