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Enoch Powell

Sue Lawley's castaway is politician Enoch Powell.

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the Rt Hon Enoch Powell - politician, poet and classical scholar. He'll be looking back on some of the incidents and issues which have made him one of the most controversial politicians in post-war Britain - among them, his so-called Rivers of Blood speech on immigration policy, and his exhortation to the electorate to vote Labour after his resignation over Britain's entry into the EEC.

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

Favourite track: The Renunciation of Siegfried (from Götterdämmerung) by Richard Wagner
Book: Old Testament In Hebrew & Greek
Luxury: Smoking device to smoke fish

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40 minutes

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Fri 24 Feb 1989 09:05

Music Played

  • Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla (from Das Rheingold)

    Soloist: Set Svanholm, George London Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

    Soloist: James King Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Forging Song (from Siegfried)

    Soloist: Wolfgang Windgassen Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Renunciation of Siegfried (from Götterdämmerung)

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra Soloist: Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsonn

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral'

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Beethoven Symphony No 6.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - 4th movement

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Prisoners' Chorus (from Fidelio)

    Orchestra: The Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Beethoven Fidelio.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Recitative

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Haydn's Creation.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Book Choice

    • Old Testament In Hebrew & New Testament in Greek

  • Luxury Choice

    • Smoking device to smoke fish

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Enoch Powell

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