Lord Owen looks back in BBC Radio 4 ‘Reflections’ programme.

In ‘Reflections’, historian Peter Hennessy asks senior politicians to reflect on their life and times.

In this episode, Lord David Owen discusses the transition from his early days as the son of a Welsh doctor in Plymouth to his election as a Labour MP while still in his twenties. Lord Owen reflects on his rise in politics, the events surrounding the formation of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and his public life since he stood aside from its merger with the Liberals.

Listen to the programme here: Lord Owen: ‘Reflections’