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Rt. Hon. Nigel Lawson

Sue Lawley's castaway is former Chancellor of the Exchequer the Rt Hon Nigel Lawson.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his boyhood and his memories of university life, as well as his subsequent journalistic and political experiences, including the more recent upheavals in his political career.

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

Favourite track: Clarinet Quintet In A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: The collected works by John Donne
Luxury: Radio receiver

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Dec 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Quintet in A major

      Soloist: Benny Goodman Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra

      • Mozart Clarinet Concerto.
      • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring from Cantata BWV 147

    Soloist: Myra Hess

    • The Golden Classics.
    • Starline.
  • Noël Coward

    Don't Make Fun Of The Fair

    • The Revues.
    • World Records.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier

    Soloist: Regine Crespin and Helen Donath

    • Der Rosenkavalier.
    • Decca.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36: Variation IX "Nimrod"

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Elgar: Enigma Variations.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout'

    Soloist: Elizabeth Leonskaya Orchestra: Alban Berg Quartet

    • Schubert: Piano Quintet - The Trout.
    • HMV.
  • Dory Previn

    Yada Yada La Scala

    • Mythical Kings and Iguanas.
    • United Artists.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations on God Save the King

    Soloist: Alfred Brendel

    • Beethoven: Variations & Bignettes.
    • Turnabout.
  • Book Choice

    • The collected works - John Donne

  • Luxury Choice

    • Radio receiver

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Nigel Lawson

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