The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a man who, among many other achievements, gave his name to a famous report in the 1970s on the future of broadcasting - Lord Annan. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his long and distinguished career which has ranged through the Cabinet War Office, King's College Cambridge, The Royal Opera House and London University - as well as recalling many friends and acquaintances from his university days, from EM Forster to the notorious Guy Burgess.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: 7th Symphony Final Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: The Iliad in Greek & English by Homer
Luxury: Bath essence
Sun, November 4, 1990