Sir Frederick Gibberd

Sir Frederick Gibberd includes among his designs a bridge, Liverpool Cathedral, the mosque in Regent's Park and Harlow New Town, but he says of himself "had I been less interested in people and more interested in building a monument, I'd probably have been a better architect".

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career, his enthusiasm for landscape gardening, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

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

Favourite track: The Marriage of Figaro Act 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Scrapbook of poetry
Luxury: Bottle of sleeping tablets

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55 minutes

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Fri 12 Aug 1983 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestSir Frederick Gibberd

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