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Desert Island Discs

By BBC Radio 4

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Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island

Customer Reviews

One of the best shows on radio

Perfect combination of human interest and music. I often discover artists and tracks previously unknown to me.


Kirsty is an excellent interviewer and handles the DID formula very adeptly. The most interesting interviews are of subjects like Martin Sheen who really open up. Less interesting when the soon-to-be-departed won't let go, Goldie Hawn.

Such a good feeling from Canada

I stumbled across your podcast and the first one I listened to was Hugh Bonneville. Such a great idea to get you closer to what music moves others in their lives. Touching, funny and sweet. My job allows me to listen to music or podcasts and after I listened to this I was in such a wonderful mood. Inspired me to talk about it with friends and family and ask them the same questions. Thank you so much. Cathy