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Rt Hon David Steel MP

Roy Plomley's castaway is leader of the Liberals the Rt Hon David Steel MP.

The Rt Hon David Steel MP has been leader of the Liberal Party since 1976. After leaving university, his first job was with the Scottish Liberal Party as Assistant Secretary. In 1965, he won a seat in the Borders and became the youngest member of that parliament. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his career 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: Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Do-it-yourself manual
Luxury: Cathedral organ

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Eileen Cameron and Ensemble

    The Flowers of the Forest

    • Songs of the Borders.
  • Roger Whittaker

    I'm Back

    • Roger Whittaker In Kenya.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No. 3 in C minor 'Organ'

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Louis Fremaux

  • George Melly

    Let's Do It

    Artist: John Chilton, the Feetwarmers

  • Julian Lloyd Webber

    Variation No 23

    • Variations.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let their celestial concerts all unite (from Samson)

    Choirs: Westminster Abbey Choir, Choir of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal

  • The Bulgarian Acapella

    Otche Nash

    • Orthodox Slavonic Liturgy.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral'

      Soloist: Jones, Shwarz, Kollo, Moll Choir: Vienna State Opera Chorus Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

  • Book Choice

    • Do-it-yourself manual

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cathedral organ


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Rt Hon David Steel MP


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