Desert Island Discs | Sir Leon Brittan

Sonnet 16

Britain's EC Trade Commissioner and former Conservative Home Secretary talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, and chooses his favourite music. His choices include Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, the commentary on England winning the Ashes in 1953, `When I was a Lad' from HMS Pinafore, his wife reading Shakespeare's Sonnet No 16, 'Eternal Father Strong To Save', Don Carlos by Verdi, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, and Mozart's 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail'.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 40'07''
  • Broadcast date: 1993

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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