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Lord Shawcross

Sue Lawley's castaway is former Attorney-General Lord Shawcross.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week will be the lawyer and politician Lord Shawcross. As Attorney General in the Labour government of 1945, he was responsible for leading the British prosecution case at the war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the atmosphere in that courtroom, his reasons for leaving the Labour Party and his unconventional upbringing. Now 89 years old, he'll also be recalling the days when he was known as 'handsome Hartley Shawcross', the best-looking man in public life.

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

Favourite track: Some Enchanted Evening by Ezio Pinza
Book: They Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Luxury: CD player / solar battery-powered radio

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Ah, bello a me ritorna (from Norma)

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: The Orchestra and Chorus Of La Scala Milan

    • Bellini: Norma Callas.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Agnus Dei (from Requiem Mass)

    Soloist: Christa Ludwig, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Orchestra: The Philharmonia And New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Verdi's Requiem.
    • EMI.
  • Julie Andrews

    The Rain In Spain

    Artist: Rex Harrison

    • American Musical Theatre Vol 3 Various.
    • Smithsonian.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op.27/2 'Moonlight'

    Soloist: Solomon

    • Beethoven Piano Sonatas.
    • HMV.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma

    Soloist: Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti

    • Carreras Domingo Pavarotti In Concert.
    • Decca.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ezio Pinza

      Some Enchanted Evening

      • South Pacific Original Broadway Cast.
      • Columbia.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Sono andati? (from La Bohème)

    Soloist: Montserrat Caballe Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Puccini: La Boheme Caballe/Domingo.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Eddie Fisher

    Oh! My Papa

    • All Star Gala/Various Artists.
    • Reader's Digest.
  • Book Choice

    • They Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope

  • Luxury Choice

    • CD player / solar battery-powered radio


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Lord Shawcross


  • Sun 7 Jul 1991 12:15
  • Fri 12 Jul 1991 09:05

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