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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is one of the most important figures in British industry today - the Director-General of the CBI John Banham. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his impressive and varied career, his passion for sailing and how he very nearly lost his life during the Fastnet Race of 1979.

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

Favourite track: Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
Book: The collected works by A E Houseman
Luxury: Cigars and matches