Sir Leon Brittan

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Sir Leon Brittan. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about life as one of Britain's European Commissioners in Brussels, where he has been for the last five and a half years, since his resignation over the Westland affair. He'll also be looking back on his glittering early career - winning an Exhibition to Cambridge at 16, a double first in English and Law, and becoming, at 41, the youngest member of the Cabinet.

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

Favourite track: Sonnet No 116 by William Shakespeare
Book: The collected works by Geoffrey Chaucer
Luxury: Collection of large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of England

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Aug 1994 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLeon Brittan

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