Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP
Sue Lawley's castaway is Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how he was an early 'fast-track' pupil - going to Edinburgh University at 16 - their youngest student for 50 years, about the reasons behind his standing aside in favour of Tony Blair in the contest for the Labour leadership, and about his childhood as one of three sons of a Scottish minister.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Brandenburg Concerto 3 Suite No 3 in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: The Story of Art by Sir Ernst Gombrich
Luxury: Tennis ball machine and racket