I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
Former Prime Minister, Politician - Labour
Sir James Callaghan has the distinction of being the only politician to have held the four highest offices in the state. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, before becoming Prime Minister in 1976. In an interview with Michael Parkinson recorded in April 1987, he looks back on his career and chooses the eight records to take to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
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