The Rt Hon Shirley Williams is President of the Social Democratic Party. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she talks about her mother Vera Brittain, her life in America during the war as an evacuee, her career; first as a journalist, then as a politician, and her break with the Labour Party to form the SDP.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Introduction and Allegro For Strings Opus 4 by Edward Elgar
Book: Collected poems by W B Yeats
Luxury: BBC computer