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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

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 May 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • The Choir Coisir Loch A Tuath

    Child In A Manger (Gaelic Version)

  • Pietro Mascagni

    Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn) (from Cavalleria rusticana)

    Soloist: Pauline Tinsley Orchestra: The Chorus and Orchestra Of Royal Opera House

    • Best Loved Classics 3.
    • EMI.
  • Kenneth McKellar

    Ae Fond Kiss

    • Kenneth Mckellar Sings Robert Burns.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

    Orchestra: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

    • Grand Opera Choruses/ Various Choirs And Orchs.
    • Decca.
  • Patsy Cline

    I've Loved And Lost Again

    • The Country Collection/ Various.
    • The Collection.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

    Soloist: Salvatore Accardo Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

    • Mendelssohn/ Bruch/ Violin Concertos.
    • Philips.
  • Father Sydney MacEwan

    The Road To The Isles

    • Father Sydney The Road To The Isles.
    • Conifer.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      The Marriage Of Figaro - Final Aria

      Soloist: Jessye Norman Orchestra: The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

      • Mozart: Marriage Of Figaro.
      • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Anthology of Poems

  • Luxury Choice

    • Case of champagne

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Rt Hon John Smith

Broadcasts

  • Sun 26 May 1991 12:15
  • Fri 31 May 1991 09:05

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