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  • 27 years ago

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week will be the industrialist Lord King of Wartnaby, Chairman of Babcock International and of British Airways. He recalls for Sue Lawley, among other things, his early beginnings in the engineering industry, an unfortunate incident with a small plane he once owned, and what it was which made him want to take over an ailing airline more than 10 years ago.

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

Favourite track: Concerto in A Minor by Edvard Grieg
Book: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Luxury: Supply of cigars and matches