Samir’s Selection 03/14/2014 (p.m.)

  • tags: TonyBenn obituary Economist

  • Sue Lawley’s castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the Rt Hon Tony Benn MP. (Fri 20 Jan 1989)He’ll be discussing his long and turbulent career as one of this country’s most eloquent socialists – he served in every Labour government of the 1960s and 1970s. He’ll also be talking about the many stories that have always surrounded him: is it true, for example, that he is ‘wired for sound’ and records every conversation he has? And has he really drunk enough cups of tea in his lifetime to displace the QE2? [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Madrigal by Stephen BennBook: Das Kapital by Karl MarxLuxury: Kettle and teabags

    tags: TonyBenn Radio4 audio interview

  • The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is being compared to a quest for a needle in a haystack. Is it really that tough to find a 210-foot-long plane? You be the judge.

    tags: MH370 aircraft Malaysia 2014 disappearance search

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