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Jonathon Porritt

Sue Lawley's castaway is director of Friends of the Earth Jonathon Porritt.

This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is Director of Friends of the Earth Jonathon Porritt. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his passionate commitment to the preservation of the planet, and also confessing that, even though he is seen by many as the guru of self-sufficiency and all things green, he would be totally at a loss when it came to surviving island life.

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

Favourite track: Humpback Whale Music by Humpback Whales
Book: Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Luxury: Fountain pen

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Jun 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'

    Choir: Chicago Symphony Chorus

  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

    • Original Soundtrack.
    • Polydor.
  • Choir of the Carmelite Priory, London

    Nunc Dimittis

    • Carmelite Priory Choir/John Mccarthy.
    • Decca.
  • Santana

    Samba Pa Ti

    • Santana's Greatest Hits.
    • CBS.
  • Martin Shaw

    Hills Of The North Rejoice

    Choir: The Canterbury Cathedral Choir

    • Hymns: Canterbury Choir.
    • A & M.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Humpback Whales

      Humpback Whale Music

      • Deep Voices.
      • Capitol Records.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

    • Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    • CBS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Piano Concertos Nos 1-6.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • Bleak House - Charles Dickens

  • Luxury Choice

    • Fountain pen

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Jonathon Porritt

Broadcasts

  • Sun 11 Jun 1989 12:15
  • Fri 16 Jun 1989 09:05

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