Sue Lawley's castaway is physicist Stephen Hawking.
The castaway this week in a special extended edition of the programme is Stephen Hawking, author of the best-selling A Brief History of Time and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He will be talking to Sue Lawley about his life and work, and the illness which has left him severely disabled for 25 years, as well as selecting the eight records he would choose to take to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Luxury: Crème brûlée