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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

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Mar 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • John Goss/Edward Caswall

    See Amid The Winter's Snow

    Soloist: Jessye Norman Choir: The New York Choral Society

    • Christmastide: Jessye Norman.
    • Philips.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major

      Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Neville Marriner

      • Brandenburg Konzerte Nos 1-6.
      • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    Hey Jude

    • Hey Jude/Revolution.
    • Parlophone.
  • Kenna Campbell

    Twenty-Third Psalm In Gaelic

    • None.
  • Runrig

    Loch Lomond

    • Once In A Lifetime.
    • Chrysalis.
  • George Fenton & Jonas Gwangwa

    Cry Freedom

    • Cry Freedom - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • MCA.
  • Kirsty MacColl


    • Galore.
    • Virgin.
  • Liverpool Cathedral Choir


    • Your Favourite Hymns.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Book Choice

    • The Story of Art - Sir Ernst Gombrich

  • Luxury Choice

    • Tennis ball machine and racket


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Gordon Brown


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