Robin Knox-Johnston

The Desert Island Discs guest this week is someone who should be particularly suited to castaway life - Robin Knox-Johnston was the first man to sail single-handedly non-stop around the world. Since then, he has spent much of his time at sea visiting many islands, deserted or otherwise, and recently he undertook a voyage using only those navigational instruments available to sailors 500 years ago. Very much the adventurous master mariner, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the perils and pleasures of life at sea.

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

Favourite track: Land Of Hope And Glory by Edward Elgar/Benson
Book: Books identifying birds and fish
Luxury: Video recorder and tapes of Queen Mother's parade

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40 minutes

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Fri 7 Sep 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRobin Knox-Johnston

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