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Peter Melchett

Sue Lawley's castaway is Executive Director of Greenpeace Peter Melchett.

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Peter Melchett. The executive director of Greenpeace, he has recently hit the headlines for his active opposition to genetically modified crops. Once a pillar of the establishment, Lord Melchett was a rising politician in Jim Callaghan's Labour government before he became interested in green issues. He did though shock his colleagues in the Northern Ireland office, when he admitted listening to the pop group The Boomtown Rats.

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

Favourite track: Special Live Recording of 'PEACE' by Eurythmics
Book: Field guide to his imaginary Island
Luxury: Snorkel and mask

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 4 Feb 2000 09:00

Music Played

  • Ewan MacColl

    The Manchester Rambler

    • Black and White.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin

    Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

  • Bob Dylan

    Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 and 35

    • Blonde On Blonde.
    • CBS.
  • Paint It Black

  • Stiff Little Fingers

    Alternative Ulster

    • All the Best Stiff Little Fingers.
    • EMI.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Turn Your Lights Down Low

    • Turn Your Lights Down Low.
    • Columbia.
  • U2

    Pride (In the Name of Love)

    • The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years.
    • Polydor.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Eurythmics

      Special Live Recording of 'PEACE'

  • Book Choice

    • Field guide to his imaginary Island

  • Luxury Choice

    • Snorkel and mask

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Peter Melchett

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