The late Lord Weidenfeld in his own words
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Lord Weidenfeld on Desert Island Discs in 1990

Publisher Lord Weidenfeld has died at the age of 96.

He founded publishing company Weidenfeld & Nicolson with Nigel Nicolson in 1949, after working for the BBC, and remained its chairman.

Lord Weidenfeld emigrated to London after fleeing the Nazis in Austria and later became a British citizen.

World at One presenter Ed Stourton introduced a clip of his 1990 appearance on Desert Island Discs, speaking to Sue Lawley.

  • 20 Jan 2016