Richard Branson

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is ideally suited to speculate on the pleasures and perils of island life, owning, as he does, his own island. He's Richard Branson, tycoon and entrepreneur, who made his first million while still in his teens, having left school at 15. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his family, his business philosophy and also his daredevil exploits with power boats and hot air balloons.

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

Favourite track: In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
Book: Teach yourself Japanese phrase book
Luxury: Notebooks and pens

Release date:

Available now

40 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Jun 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRichard Branson

Featured in...

Listen to over 2,000 programmes

The 75th anniversary of Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs at 75 1920x1080

Featuring David Beckham, the funniest and most moving moments, animations and quizzes.

The Lark Ascending – The People’s Desert Island Disc

The Lark Ascending – The People’s Desert Island Disc

Why does Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece appeal to so many castaways?