Rt Hon John Smith
Sue Lawley's castaway is Shadow Chancellor the Rt Hon John Smith.
The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a politician who is seen in many quarters as the Labour Party's strongest weapon in their battles with the government - John Smith, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. A man of great resilience, he'll be telling Sue Lawley why he still loves politics in spite of the frustration of his years in opposition, his having a heart attack two and a half years ago and having to live for much of the time away from his beloved homeland of Scotland.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro - Final Aria by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: Anthology of Poems
Luxury: Case of champagne
The Choir Coisir Loch A Tuath
Child In A Manger (Gaelic Version)
Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn) (from Cavalleria rusticana)
Soloist: Pauline Tinsley Orchestra: The Chorus and Orchestra Of Royal Opera House
- Best Loved Classics 3.
Ae Fond Kiss
- Kenneth Mckellar Sings Robert Burns.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)
Orchestra: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
- Grand Opera Choruses/ Various Choirs And Orchs.
I've Loved And Lost Again
- The Country Collection/ Various.
- The Collection.
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Soloist: Salvatore Accardo Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
- Mendelssohn/ Bruch/ Violin Concertos.
Father Sydney MacEwan
The Road To The Isles
- Father Sydney The Road To The Isles.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Marriage Of Figaro - Final Aria
Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
- Mozart: Marriage Of Figaro.
Anthology of Poems
Case of champagne
|Interviewed Guest||Rt Hon John Smith|
- Sun 26 May 1991 12:15
- Fri 31 May 1991 09:05