Roy Plomley's castaway is academic and businessman Lord Rothschild.
Lord Rothschild has spent much of his life as Assistant Director of the Research Department of Zoology at Cambridge University, but that has not prevented him from taking active roles in industry, heading the government's think tank and writing several books. He talks about the many facets of his career to Roy Plomley, and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Get Happy by Art Tatum
Book: Book on pure mathematics
Luxury: Pad of A4 paper