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Richard Branson

Sue Lawley's castaway is businessman Richard Branson.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is ideally suited to speculate on the pleasures and perils of island life, owning, as he does, his own island. He's Richard Branson, tycoon and entrepreneur, who made his first million while still in his teens, having left school at 15. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his family, his business philosophy and also his daredevil exploits with power boats and hot air balloons.

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

Favourite track: In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
Book: Teach yourself Japanese phrase book
Luxury: Notebooks and pens

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40 minutes

Music Played

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  • Cliff Richard & The Shadows

    Summer Holiday

    • 24 Number 1s Of The 60s.
    • Music For Pleasure France.
  • Peter Sellers

    Goodness Gracious Me

    Artist: Sophia Loren

    • The Songs Of Sellers.
    • Music For Pleasure France.
  • Peter Skellern

    You're A Lady

    • You're A Lady.
    • London.
  • Peggy Lee


    • The Best Of Peggy Lee.
    • Capitol Records.
  • Mike Oldfield

    Tubular Bells

    • Mike Oldfield/Tubular Bells.
    • Virgin.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Phil Collins

      In The Air Tonight

      • Phil Collins/Face Value.
      • Virgin.
  • Culture Club

    Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

    • Kissing To Be Clever.
    • Virgin.
  • Roy Orbison

    She's A Mystery To Me

    • Mystery Girl.
    • Virgin.
  • Book Choice

    • Teach yourself Japanese phrase book

  • Luxury Choice

    • Notebooks and pens


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Richard Branson


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