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Peter Melchett

Peter Melchett

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First broadcast: Sun 30 Jan 2000

Executive Director of Greenpeace

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Peter Melchett. The executive director of Greenpeace, he has recently hit the headlines for his active opposition to genetically modified crops. Once a pillar of the establishment, Lord Melchett was a rising politician in Jim Callaghan's Labour government before he became interested in green issues. He did though shock his colleagues in the Northern Ireland office, when he admitted listening to the pop group The Boomtown Rats.

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

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Ewan MacColl

1.

Ewan MacColl

The Manchester Rambler

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Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin

2.

Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin

Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

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Bob Dylan

3.

Bob Dylan

Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 and 35

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U2

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U2

Pride (In the Name of Love)

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Eurythmics

8.

Castaway's favourite

Eurythmics

Special Live Recording of 'PEACE'

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9.

Book

Field guide to his imaginary Island by

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Luxury item

Snorkel and mask

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