The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the politician, historian and diarist Alan Clark. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the impact his alarmingly frank diaries - published in 1993 - made on his colleagues, friends and enemies. Also, on the island he'll be ruminating on love, pain, parents, political ambition and the many attractions of his island exile.

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

Favourite track: Saul The Dead March by George Frideric Handel Book: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell Luxury: Piano