- 26 years ago
The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is a man who, for the past 26 years, has earned his living by helping to alter the industrial landscape of northern Britain - steeplejack Fred Dibnah. Renowned for his philosophising as much as for his engineering expertise, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his life, which has been spent swinging from factory chimneys and wrestling behind the wheels of steam engines.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush
Book: Bound volumes of the Engineer magazine