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Sue Lawley's guest this week is former SAS soldier turned author Andy Mcnab.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is former SAS soldier turned author Andy Mcnab

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the four times Olympic rowing champion Matthew Pinsent.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Bobby Robson

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Sue Lawley talks to the poet UA Fanthorpe.

She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the musician Hugh Masekela.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the illustrator and author Raymond Briggs to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Sue Lawley invites the dramatist Stephen Poliakoff to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the editor and writer Diana Athill, who chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the film maker and restaurant critic Michael Winner to choose eight records to take to the famous mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the broadcaster Chris Evans to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the philosopher Mary Midgley to choose eight records to take to a mythical desert island.

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athlete Dame Kelly Holmes

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actor Jeremy Irons.

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Sue Lawley invites Karen Armstrong, a writer who seeks to explain the world's religions, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites screenwriter Frederic Raphael to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites artist Rachel Whiteread to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites thriller writer Jack Higgins to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites actor Terence Stamp to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

Sue Lawley invites the Director General of the CBI, Sir Digby Jones, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Sue Lawley invites the leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

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writer and producer Armando Iannucci

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Sue Lawley invites the retailer George Davies to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites physicist Peter Mansfield to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the physicist Peter Mansfield.

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Sue Lawley invites the business leader and group chief executive of BP, Lord Browne, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Gardener Monty Don

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crime writer Ian Rankin

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psychoanalyst Dr Hanna Segal.

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playwright David Edgar.

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poet and children's writer Michael Rosen

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pop music mogul Simon Cowell

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Sue Lawley invites critic and writer AA Gill to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites actress Jane Horrocks to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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foreign correspondent Robert Fisk

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is children's campaigner Camila Batmanghelidjh.

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Kirsty Young invites jazz musician Humphrey Lyttelton to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Lord John Stevens.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is best-selling novelist Stephen King.

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Kirsty Young invites impresario Raymond Gubbay to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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playwright Sir Arnold Wesker.

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presenter Gloria Hunniford.

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writer Anthony Horowitz

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Kirsty Young invites the former classical pianist and widow of Sir Stephen Spender, Lady Spender, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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author Edna O'brien

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writer Brian Aldiss

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TV writer Paul Abbott

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journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil

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writer JP Donleavy.

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Kirsty Young invites DJ and broadcaster Andy Kershaw to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites comic Jo Brand to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Ben Helfgott, Chair of the '45 Aid Society of Holocaust Survivors.

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Kirsty Lang talks to actress Joanna Lumley

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Kirsty Young talks to hypnotist Paul McKenna, who chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young talks to scientist Tom Blundell.

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Kirsty Young talks to Yoko Ono

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Kirsty Young invites Irish singer/songwriter Christy Moore.

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comedian Ricky Gervais

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Kirsty Young invites Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites actor Simon Russell Beale

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Kirsty Young invites Oliver Postgate, animator and creator of Bagpuss, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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author Thomas Keneally.

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Kirsty Young invites former city high-flyer Nicola Horlick to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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screenwriter Andrew Davies.

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publisher Felix Dennis

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Kirsty Young invites conductor Vladimir Jurowski to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites George Michael to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Health Secretary Alan Johnson to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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actress Jill Balcon

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Kirsty Young invites comedian Ronnie Corbett

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Kirsty Young invites Lord Joffe, Nelson Mandela's former lawyer, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Nicholas Parsons to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans.

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Kirsty Young invites former MI5 head Eliza Manningham-Buller to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites American author Armistead Maupin to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites cellist Steven Isserlis to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites genetic scientist Alec Jeffreys to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites rock star Paul Weller to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Victoria Wood to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites businesswoman Karren Brady to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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John Humphrys

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Kirsty Young invites conductor Simon Rattle to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites former diplomat Rory Stewart to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Lady Spender, former classical pianist and widow of Sir Stephen Spender, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites author Beryl Bainbridge to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites former KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites Prof Martin Evans, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites broadcaster David Dimbleby to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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singer Michael Ball

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Kirsty Young invites actress Liz Smith to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites writer Tariq Ali to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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cartoonist Stanley McMurty.

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Kirsty Young invites MP Diane Abbott to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites composer Howard Goodall to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites former Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites comedian Bill Bailey to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites novelist Peter Carey to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites pioneering surgeon Ara Darzi to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites cartoonist Posy Simmonds to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites cook and food writer Antonio Carluccio to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites soprano Felicity Lott to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites designer John Stefanidis.

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Kirsty Young invites writer Antonia Fraser to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites satirist and magazine editor Richard Ingrams to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites philosopher AC Grayling to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites West End star Ruthie Henshall to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites the children's writer Alan Ahlberg to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Bill Nighy2004031420040319

Sue Lawley's castaway is the award winning actor Bill Nighy.

Originally from Caterham in Surrey, Bill Nighy left school at fifteen without any qualifications and ended up working at his local employment office.

He hoped to become an author and began work on 'The Field' magazine as a messenger boy but then ran way to PARIS at seventeen to write a novel.

This venture failed and he ended up begging on the streets before returning to Britain and the Guildford School of Drama and Dance.

His first film role was as a delivery boy in Joan Collins' steamy film The Bitch, he's featured in numerous stage, TV, and radio dramas including the acclaimed Men's Room in 1991 and more recently in State of Play where he played a newspaper editor.

His career has been described by some critics as a slow burn rather than a beacon although he's now widely recognised as achieving the acclaim he deserves.

In February he won Best Supporting Actor at the Baftas for his role as Billy Mack - a washed up singer in the film Love Actually.

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Sue Lawley invites the actress Brenda Blethyn to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Brenda Blethyn is one of our most versatile actresses with film credits that include Secrets and Lies, Little Voice and, now, Pride and Prejudice, and has won a host of awards for her film and stage work.

She fell into acting by default born Brenda Bottle, the youngest of nine children, she had no burning desire to take to the stage.

She was working as a secretary for British Rail when a friend had to pull out of an am-dram production and Brenda stood in as a favour.

She discovered she loved it and went on to become the first actress to rise through the ranks of the National Theatre to play leading roles.

She came to the nation's attention in 1996 playing the careworn Cynthia Purley in Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies, which she won a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for.

Although Secrets and Lies got American studio bosses calling, Brenda had already had a distinguished career in theatre, film and television spanning 25 years at the point she came to be seen as one to watch.

Brenda was awarded an OBE in 2003, and lives in London and Broadstairs with her longterm partner Michael Mayhew, a theatre designer.

David Tennant2009122720100101

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor David Tennant.

He has been voted the best Dr Who ever and has redefined the Time Lord for a generation of parents and children.

As a child he was a huge fan of the programme; he reckons he only ever missed one episode, wore a long stripy scarf and queued up to meet Tom Baker and get his autograph.

As a role, he says, it appealed not just to his adult self but to the eight-year-old boy who was just below the surface.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is academic Professor A H Halsey.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Ade Adepitan2012093020121005

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Paralympian and broadcaster Ade Adepitan. Wheelchair basketball's his sport and this year he partnered Claire Balding anchoring the television coverage of the 2012 London Paralympics.

When he's not stuck in a studio explaining the intricacies of Goalball he's reporting from the rainforests of Nicaragua or the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Adversity seems to suit him - he even survived turning up for his first day at school aged 7 in a pink checked suit and bow tie. Inspired by his boyhood heroes Seb Coe and Daley Thompson, who he first saw on TV competing in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, sport became his passion.

He says "I think I've done more things with my disability than most able-bodied people would ever dream of doing".

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Ade Adepitan, Paralympian and broadcaster, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the Egyptian writer and commentator Ahdaf Soueif.

She was the first Muslim woman to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize and, from an early age, her life has been divided between Egypt and Britain. She was among the crowds in Tahrir Square last year, witnessing the uprising at first hand, and describing events for the world's media.

She says: "Every once in a while there would be a surge of a few meters forward, as your friends, who were being killed at the front, gained you those three metres and your job, as the masses, was to move forward and hold the three metres."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

, Egyptian novelist and cultural commentator, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the dancer and choreographer Akram Khan.

A child of Bengali immigrants, he started learning Indian dance almost as soon as he could walk. Talent-spotted in his teens, he went on to spend two years touring the world with Peter Brook's Mahabharata. A keen collaborator, he's worked with everyone from prima ballerina Sylvie Guillem to disco queen Kylie Minogue.

He says he was a shy boy and dance allowed him to communicate properly for the first time: "It was like being allowed to speak - and people taking notice of that and that's another problem because then you want people's attention all the time, so, every dinner party we went to, I said, Mum, are they going to ask me to dance? It became an addiction."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Alan Ahlberg20081225

Kirsty Young invites the children's writer Alan Ahlberg to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the children's writer Alan Ahlberg to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Alan Sillitoe2009012520090130

Kirsty Young invites the writer Alan Sillitoe to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites the writer Alan Sillitoe to choose eight records.

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, First Minister for Scotland and leader of the SNP joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Alex Salmond, First Minister for Scotland and leader of the SNP joins Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.

He has spent his political life campaigning for Scottish independence.

As a schoolboy he stood in classroom elections - back then, he won on the canny ticket of half-days for all and replacing the school milk with ice-cream.

He was a child when he realised he had a knack for public performance - he was a boy soprano who seemed to have a promising career ahead of him.

He says: "If you can sing in front of thousands of people when you're ten or eleven then being Scottish First Minister is nothing in comparison."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Alfie Boe.

He is one of our most popular tenors and, highly unusually, is a sell-out success in both opera houses and musical theatre.

The youngest of nine children, he left school to work as a mechanic - before being plucked off the shop-floor for stardom.

However, while he's at home on the stage, you won't necessarily find him in the stalls: "I like good singers, I don't necessarily like one genre of music, I just like good singers, good voices and good songs," he says, adding: "I never go to the opera - it's just not my world."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Opera singer Alfie Boe joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

However, while he's at home on the stage, you won't necessarily find him in the stalls: "I like good singers, I don't necessarily like one genre of music, I just like good singers, good voices and good songs," he says, adding: "I never go to the opera...

it's just not my world.".

Alice Cooper20101121

Kirsty Young's castaway is the rock musician Alice Cooper.

As a teenager he says it was British music that he tuned in to - listening to The Beatles, The Yardbirds and The Who.

He realised that while rock music had many heroes, there were few villains - that was the territory he marked out for himself.

He developed his trademark look - blackened eyes, straggly hair and glamorous clothes - and set about designing live shows that were gleefully gory and macabre.

While critics have described him as 'the world's most beloved heavy metal entertainer', it took him a while to untangle himself from his creation.

"For a long time I honestly didn't know where I began and Alice ended.

My friends at the time were Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and I was trying to keep up with them.

And I realised when they all died that you didn't have to be your character off stage.".

American rock singer and showman Alice Cooper joins Kirsty Young

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Sue Lawley invites the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Alison Richard to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Novelist Andrea Levy joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Andrea Levy.

Born in London to Jamaican parents, she has spent much of her career describing the experiences of Caribbean immigrants and cementing the role they have played in British life.

Her books have found both a large and appreciative audience as well as critical success - Small Island was named Whitbread Book of the Year, while Long Song, was shortlisted for the Man-Booker Prize.

Her achievements are all the more extraordinary because she says she didn't read her first novel until she was 23 years old.

She says: "The reason I write is because I am exploring my heritage - and there's still a lot of that story untold."

Record: The theme from Small Island television series

Book: Roget's Thesaurus

Luxury: Mosquito repellent

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

Andy Mcnabb2005010920050114

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is former SAS soldier turned author Andy Mcnab

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Sue Lawley talks to the opera singer Angela Gheorghiu.

She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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polar explorer Ann Daniels.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the cookery writer Anna Del Conte.

Born to a wealthy Milanese family, she arrived in Britain in 1949 where her Italian ingenuity with food was sorely needed in a nation still facing rationing and no olive oil.

Her books, starting with Portrait of Pasta in 1976, helped to change all that, and established her as a food hero for younger cooks like Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith.

She has still more to teach however: whatever you do, she says, you shouldn't serve bolognese with spaghetti as it's just the wrong shape.

Tagliatelle is much better.

Italian cookery writer Anna Del Conte joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Anna Ford.

One of the first high profile women in news, she worked for Granada, ITV and the BBC before retiring after more than thirty years on our screens. One of her professional pairings was presenting the News at 10 with Reginald Bosanquet, she remembers how he would try to unsettle her during broadcasts: "I adored Reggie, he would land either obscene poems or love poems on my script just before I was to about to read it to camera and I would catch just a sight of this and it was almost impossible not to laugh."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Journalist Anna Ford is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the drama teacher Anna Scher.

It's more than forty years since she set up her theatre school and it has launched the careers of Kathy Burke, Martin Kemp, Pauline Quirke and Patsy Palmer to name just a few.

It started out as a lunchtime drama club - and very quickly grew.

Anna Scher says: "There were enormous classes - about seventy in a class - and a lot of those pupils were non-readers and so I fell into improvisation by chance.

I found that it was a very effective way of character training."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Theatre School founder Anna Scher is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is journalist and writer Anne Scott James.

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Children's TV producer Anne Wood is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Children's TV producer Anne Wood joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the children's TV producer Anne Wood.

Her creations - which include Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim and In the Night Garden - have delighted millions of children around the world.

She says she is driven by her fascination with children's creative development - and was horrified by the critical response when Teletubbies was first screened.

"I wanted to make a programme that had love in it," she says, "You'd have thought I'd started World War Three the response that happened - it's innocent fun, that's all it is."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites singer Annie Lennox to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Anthony Julius20091113

Kirsty Young's castaway is the lawyer and writer Anthony Julius.

He was already renowned in legal circles when, in 1996, he moved into the public arena, representing Princess Diana in her divorce.

He became her confidante and, after her death, one of the founders of her memorial fund.

Of the high profile cases he has fought, he says.

'You're on a higher wire, stared at by a larger number of people, but in the end, the only audience that matters is your own client.'.

Kirsty Young's castaway is lawyer and writer Anthony Julius.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is pianist and conductor Antonio Pappano.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the designer and businesswoman, Anya Hindmarch.

Given her first Gucci handbag by her mother at 16, she knew that her future lay in fashion. At 18 she went to Florence to immerse herself in Italian style, and ended up deep in the world of Florentine leather, getting samples made up of a duffel bag she'd spotted. An initial run of 500 bags sold out. Fast forward 25 years and her eponymous fashion business is globally successful with her designs much sought after.

She's also known for her conscience and designed a canvas tote called "I am not a bag" as part of an environmental campaign to highlight our over use of plastic bags.

She combines all this with a hectic family life. She met and subsequently married a widower 12 years her senior when she was 25. He had 3 children aged under 5 and they've added a further two to the clan.

She says her life is like "juggling and dancing while having one arm and one eye at the same time".

Producer: Alison Hughes.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the choreographer, Arlene Phillips.

In a career spanning 40 years she set up the dance group Hot Gossip and has masterminded numerous music videos and West End shows.

already one of the country's leading choreographers, the hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing then turned her into a household name.

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Royal photographer Arthur Edwards joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the royal photographer Arthur Edwards.

He is a Fleet Street legend and, for more than thirty years, has captured the most memorable moments of the House of Windsor - from the first tentative pictures of a teenage Lady Diana Spencer to the balcony kiss at the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He's travelled the world, met the Pope and seen inside the Oval Office and the Kremlin - it's a life far removed from his early life in the East End of London where money was very tight and his mother saved up her wages as a cleaner to buy him his first camera.

Record: Panis Angelicus

Book: A photographic album with pictures of his family

Luxury: An inexhaustible supply of tea and a kettle

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Artist Maggi Hambling2005121820051223
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Kirsty Young invites scientist Athene Donald to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites scientist Athene Donald to choose eight records.

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Kirsty Young invites Senegalese musician Baaba Maal to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites Senegalese musician Baaba Maal to choose eight records.

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Disability campaigner Baroness Campbell is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the campaigner Baroness Jane Campbell.

She was born with a degenerative condition and her parents were told she would not survive infancy. Now in her mid-fifties and a cross-bench peer, she's spent her adult life campaigning for equality for disabled people and was one of the leading voices behind the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995.

She recalls: "I found myself sitting in the middle of Westminster Bridge bringing the traffic to a standstill. The police didn't know what to do with us - whether to pat us on the head or, you know, put handcuffs on us. They were quite confused."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Baroness Haleh Afshar20081228

Kirsty Young invites the academic Baroness Haleh Afshar to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Baroness Hollins2012051320120518

Kirsty Young's castaway is Baroness Sheila Hollins.

An Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, she has specialised in the health and welfare of people with learning disabilities; advising on policy and influencing attitudes. She started off as a GP, turning to psychiatry after finding a huge proportion of her patients were suffering from emotional and social problems. One of her four children has a learning disability and that has brought a focus to her professional ambitions. She says: "In many ways, I've always thought that our children are going to be different to any expectation we had of them and really the joy of parenthood is discovering who your children really are."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young interviews Baroness Hollins, professor of psychiatry of learning disability at St George's, University of London.

Baroness Scotland2009120620091211

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland.

Barry Humphries *2009052420090529

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and performer Barry Humphries.

For decades he has enjoyed global fame with his grotesque comic creations, the Melbourne housewife Dame Edna Everage and the drunken cultural attache Sir Les Patterson.

Off stage, though, his life has been spent immersed in literature, music and the arts, and he says that his time spent on the desert island would allow him to devote himself to painting.

Kirsty Young invites entertainer Barry Humphries to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites entertainer Barry Humphries to choose eight records.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Barry Manilow.

He has been a hugely successful performer for more than 30 years but, in this intimate interview, he describes how it was never the career he intended to have.

He always knew he would be a musician, but thought his future lay behind the scenes, not at the front of the stage.

Brought up by his mother and grandparents in Brooklyn, money was always scarce and family life often difficult - but when there was music playing in their apartment, he says, the home was a happy one.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer-songwriter Barry Manilow

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Kirsty Young talks to adventurer Bear Grylls.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the adventurer Bear Grylls.

His first career was with the SAS, but he was forced to leave after a parachute jump went wrong and he broke his back in three places.

As he recuperated, he rekindled his childhood ambition of climbing Mount Everest - he went on to become the youngest Briton to reach its summit.

His TV series, Born Survivor, has a global audience of more than a billion people who regularly watch him eating the apparently indigestible and risking his life by pitting himself against nature.

Married with three young sons, he says: "The unresolved struggle in my life is the fact that I have a job that has an element of danger to it and at the same time I have a gorgeous family - three young boys that are the pride of my life."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Sue Lawley talks to the author Bernard Cornwell.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Sue Lawley talks to the Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is best-selling author Bernard Cornwell.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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, veteran Coronation Street actress, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Betty Driver, veteran Corrie actress, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran Coronation Street actress Betty Driver.

For more than 40 years she's been pulling pints and dishing up her hot pot in the Rovers Return.

But her career in showbusiness started decades before she took up residence on Britain's most famous street.

She was a child when her mother put her on the stage and she toured the country with an act that showcased her stunning singing voice - it brought success but not happiness.

"I did it for over 20 years," she says, "and hated every day of it." Although she has been working now for an incredible 80 years, she says: "I just love work and I will never retire.

They'll have to shoot me to get rid of me!"

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Blanche Marvin20121116

Kirsty Young's castaway is the critic, actress, and producer Blanche Marvin.

Blanche has been immersed in the theatre for seven decades. She worked with James Mason, Yul Bryner, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov and calmed the nerves of Tennessee Williams. She brought Samuel Beckett to an American audience and persuaded Peter Brook to launch a series of awards to encourage artistic risk-takers.

A doyenne of the West End, she's at nearly every opening night and her reviews are read by producers on Broadway - looking for the next hit that could cross the Atlantic.

She says: "people say, how can you go to the theatre for 50 years and still be enthusiastic? Every time I go, I think, Oh, I'm going to see something, I'm going to be surprised!"

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

Kirsty Young talks to theatre critic Blanche Marvin.

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Brian Moore, former rugby international and commentator, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former rugby player and commentator Brian Moore.

As a player he was ferociously competitive, he says his approach to the game was almost pathological and it earned him the nickname 'the pitbull'.

By the time he retired, he'd earned dozens of England caps and played in three grand slams. But he discovered the obsessive determination he'd shown as a player was not so useful off the pitch.

"In sport, the 'I won't give up', 'carry on training' and 'going again and again and again', that's rewarded because people say isn't that fantastic - but when it comes to normal life, you can't solve everything like that."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.

Still only in his thirties he's sung at the world's biggest opera houses and can pick and choose where he works and the productions he wants to star in.

He began singing in his first competitions at the age of three.

Born into a farming family in the tiny village of Pentglas in North Wales which has only a handful of houses, one shop and one church.

He was brought up singing at Chapel and regularly competed and won the National Eistedfodd cultural event.

His first language was Welsh and as a young child he had to communicate with ENGLISH children camping on his parents land in the summer holidays with sign language.

It was from those children he eventually learnt the language and by watching television.

As a teenager he considered being a fireman or a policeman but he won a scholarship to the Guildhall in LONDON and the rest his history.

Since then he's performed and recorded all the great operatic works as well as a number of 'cross over' cds of hits from musicals and also an album in Welsh.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Caroline, Countess of Cranbrook.

Caroline has travelled the world to see how different zoos worked, spent years living in the jungle and, when she returned to Britain, taught herself how to be a farmer.

She has become a champion of the countryside and, when a supermarket giant announced plans to open a store on her doorstep, she decided to take them on.

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Designer Cath Kidston joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the designer Cath Kidston.

Cheerful and practical, her products nod towards the 1950s.

She began with ironing board covers but these days you can listen to a radio decorated with one of her designs, pitch one of her tents or decorate the children's bedroom with her cowboy wallpaper.

In her own room as a child she used to play at keeping shop.

These days her business has a turnover of more than £50 million.

"I really felt, from very, very early on, I was onto something with the notion of what I was doing," she says.

"I remember feeling I'd really overstepped the mark when I opened my second shop - thinking, that's probably going a stage too far."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

Celia Birtwell2012100720121012

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the designer Celia Birtwell.

In the ephemeral world of fashion she has endured; Marian Faithfull wore her creations in the 60s, Kate Moss is a fan today. Whimsical prints and flattering forms are her signature style and the vintage creations that she designed with her then husband Ossie Clarke now change hands for a small fortune. Her new ranges are highly collectable and fly off the high street rails too.

Never one of the fashion world's flamboyant self promoters she has, none the less, a face known to millions - as a long time friend and muse to David Hockney she is the woman at the centre of his famous painting "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy".

She wants her work to be relevant because and says "there's nothing worse than being out-dated. If that happens and I feel I'm past it, I'll stop".

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Fashion designer Celia Birtwell is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the architect and critic Charles Jencks.

Born in America, for the past four decades he has lived and worked in Britain - where his designs are as likely to be found in sculptural landscapes as buildings. Perhaps his most significant legacy, though, is the work he did with his late wife, Maggie Keswick. They worked together to design Maggie's Centres - a series of practical and beautifully-designed buildings to give information and support to people with cancer.

He says: "When you have cancer, there's many things which you have to do aside from the struggle - it's not just a medical problem, it's a social problem - of how you tell the children, how you tell your boss - and above all, as Maggie said, it's not to lose the joy of living."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is Christopher Meyer, Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is Christopher Meyer, Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.

Repeat.

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Sue Lawley invites the death row lawyer Clive Stafford Smith to choose eight records to take to radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Composer John Rutter2005122520051230
Conductor Lorin Maazel2005040320050408

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the musical director of the NEW YORK Philharmonic Orchestra Lorin Maazel.

He was a child prodigy whose career as a conductor has survived - and thrived-beyond his early precocity.

His musical talent became apparent at the age of 5, when he began playing the violin while at 7 he was discovered conducting a piece by Haydn playing on his parents' record player.

He was the first American and youngest conductor, at the age of 30 , to conduct Lohengrin at Bayreuth.

After a career which has included prestigious posts at the Vienna State Opera, and the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, he is currently Musical Director of the NEW YORK Philharmonic.

In May this year Lorin Maazel's first opera, an adaption of George Orwell's 1984, will he performed at the Royal Opera House in LONDON.

1.

Prelude or L'enfant Prodigue

Performer Jascha Heifetz (Violin) Arpad Sandor (Piano)

Composer Debussy - Arranger - Heifetz

Publisher EMI

CD Title Jascha Heifetz - Recital

Track CD 2 Trk 7

Label EMI Classics

Rec No: 0777 7 649929 2 6

2.

Ave Marie - Otello

Performer Herva Nelli (Sop) NBC Symphony Orchestra Cond.

Arturo Toscanini

Composer Verdi

Publisher Guild GmbH

CD Title Otello - Toscanini Broadcast Legacy

Track CD2 Trk 19

Label Guild Historical

Rec No: GHCD 2275/7

3.

Prelude op11 No 9

Performer Vladimir Horowitz

Composer A.Scriabin

Publisher BMG

CD Title Horowitz plays Scriabin

Track Tr 4

Label RCA Victor Gold Seal

Rec No: GD86215

4.

4th Piano Concerto

Performer Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Philharmonia Orchestra Cond.

Ettore Gracis

Composer Rachmaninov

CD Title Ravel/Rachmaninov Piano Concertos, Benedetti Michelangeli

Track 6

Label EMI

Rec No: CDC 7 49326 2

5.

Symphony No.3 'Eroica'

Performer Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Cond.

Wilhelm Furtwangler

Composer Beethoven

CD Title Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1 + 3 "Eroica" Furtwangler

Track 5

Rec No CDH7630332

6.

Quartet No 14 "Death and the Maiden" 4th Movement

Performer Budapest String Quartet

Composer Schubert

Publisher Novello Records

CD Title Budapest Quartet Schubert/Dvorak

Track 4

Label Novello Records

Rec No: NVLCD 903

7.

4th Movement Cello Suite No.3

Performer Janos Starker

Composer Bach

Publisher Mercury

CD Title Bach Suites for Solo Cello Janos Straker

Track 16

Label Mercury Living Presence

Rec No: 432 756-2

8.

Nocturne No.

Performer Wilhelm Kempff

Composer Faure

Publisher Philips

CD Title Great Pianists of 20th Century Wilhelm Kempff Vol 3

Track CD 2 Trk 2

Label Steinway and Sons

Rec No: 156 869 - 2

Record:"Death and the Maiden" 4th Movement

Book: Pensées, Pascal

Luxury: Vermeer Painting - The Piano Lesson.

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Sue Lawley invites the author and cook Nigel Slater to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Critic and satirist Craig Brown is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the critic and satirist Craig Brown.

A prolific writer, he's lampooned everyone from DH Lawrence to Victoria Beckham and, earlier this year, he became the first journalist to win three separate prizes at the British Press Awards. He showed early promise - when he was 14 he started writing spoofs of Harold Pinter plays, and his characters have their own entries in Who's Who.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Cuban Ballet Dancer Carlos Acosta2005010220050107
Dame Ellen Macarthur2009100420091009

Kirsty Young's castaway is the solo yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur.

She was 28 when she became the fastest person to sail solo around the world, and has been called the 'first true heroine of the 21st century'.

She still sails with friends and with the charity she set up for children with cancer and leukaemia, but her ambition now is to try to find a way of living the same sustainable existence on land that she lives at sea.

When your life depends on it, she says, you realise how scarce food and fuel really are.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Dame Fanny Waterman, founder of Leeds International Piano competition.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Dame Fanny Waterman.

Dame Harriet Walter2011062620110701

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actress Dame Harriet Walter.

She has been a stalwart of the stage for more than three decades - winning great acclaim for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Performing ran in the family - her uncle is the actor Christopher Lee and she remembers how, as a child, he would make her shriek by putting on his famous 'Mummy' walk to scare her.

She turned down a place at Oxford because she knew she wanted to act - only to find that the drama schools weren't keen on her...

she was turned down five times before securing a place.

She says she has never thought about making clever career choices, but, in the year in which she has been made a dame, turned sixty and married for the first time, she says it has all turned out better than she ever expected.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Actress Dame Harriet Walter joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Dame Joan Bakewell * *2009080920090814

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Dame Joan Bakewell.

Born in Stockport in 1933, it was in the 1960s that she first started to shape the cultural agenda, interviewing the likes of Kingsley Amis and Stockhausen for radical TV show Late Night Line-Up.

It was also during the 1960s that she had an affair with Harold Pinter, a relationship which inspired his play Betrayal.

Looking back on it now from the age of 76, she says, 'We always said we had a damn good time'.

Now appointed as the Voice of Older People by Gordon Brown, her passion for debate and social change is as strong as ever.

She says she has always regarded the world to be improved and is not afraid of being called a wishy-washy liberal.

'It's a good thing to do,' she says.

'You feel you can be part of change.'.

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Dame Monica Mason, Director of the Royal Ballet, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Dame Monica Mason is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the director of the Royal Ballet, Dame Monica Mason.

Her working life has been dedicated to dance. When she joined the Royal Ballet at fifteen she was the youngest dancer to be admitted to the company and, during her career, its legendary choreographer Kenneth MacMillan created five roles for her. She became director ten years ago and is due to step down this summer. She says: "I couldn't bear it if I thought that, behind closed doors, somebody was saying 'she's here again, you know', so I shall keep my distance and only go in when asked."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Dame Monica Mason, Director of the Royal Ballet, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

As a child, she escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport - travelling across Europe for two days in a train with a thousand children and just two adults.

She went on to set up a computer programming company which made her a millionaire many times over.

But she has given away most of her fortune and now is an ambassador for philanthropy.

Her determination throughout it all, she says, has been to prove that hers was a life worth saving.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley

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Broadcaster Danny Baker joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster and writer Danny Baker.

He is a Sony Gold award winning broadcaster with one of the most recognisable voices on our airwaves and his numerous radio and TV shows have brought him legions of fans.

As a writer, he has put words in the mouths of Jeremy Clarkson, Ricky Gervais, Chris Evans and even the legendary George Burns.

Despite the successes, he says he's never plotted his next career move: "No plan - certainly no plan - you've only got to look at the incredible way this is all botched together and yet I don't feel that's somehow lucky when you look around at some of the half-wits and boss-eyed bozos who people this business - and they're running departments.

All of this is an ant-hill that somebody's kicked over, and I happen to be one of the more bumptious ants."

Record: I've Grown Accustomed to her Face

Book: The Most of S J Perelman

Luxury: My blue suede shoes

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites David Davis MP to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites the opera director David McVicar to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian David Mitchell.

He has won two Bafta awards and, as a sitcom actor, sketch show writer and humorous columnist, has never been in greater demand.

But as a child he was sure he wasn't funny and it was only when he was at university, he says, that he learnt how to have fun.

It is now just the rest of his life that he needs to address - beginning, he says, by tidying up his flat and then, maybe, even getting a girlfriend.

David Sainsbury2004020120040206

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is David Sainsbury, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, one of Britain's richest men, who was a multi-millionaire in his twenties.

He has combined his career at Sainsbury's with a passion for politics, and he's worked to improve the links between scientific research at universities and industry.

He makes his pick of the eight records he'd take to Radio 4's famous desert island.

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Sue Lawley invites the historian David Starkey to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites the actor David Suchet to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites the actor David Suchet to choose eight records.

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Kirsty Young invites comedian David Walliams to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites comedian David Walliams to choose eight records.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Dawn French.

Her career started back when dungarees were considered a legitimate fashion choice and she's built her reputation on borderline surreal skits and glowingly warm characterisations.

Brought up in a forces family she had to move schools a lot and found making people laugh helped to make them her friends. Since then it's made her a household name and she may be moments away from becoming a 'national treasure'.

Double act partner, sit-com star, sketch show performer, writer, actor, Dawn has made us laugh for years. So does she ever feel overwhelmed by people's expectations? She says "I tell myself that I'm the sort of person who can open a one-woman play in the West End, so I do.... I am the sort of person who writes a book - so I do".

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Kirsty Young talks to comedian, actress and writer Dawn French.

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Singer Debbie Harry, whose group Blondie sold more than thirty million albums, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Blondie singer Debbie Harry joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Debbie Harry.

Her group Blondie started out in seedy New York bars and went on to achieve international success - selling tens of millions of albums along the way.

She was ultra cool - a striking beauty with platinum hair and a sneer.

Now aged 65, her trademark look continues to serve her well, she says: "As far as ageing goes it's rough - I try my best - I'm healthy and I exercise like a fiend.

I'm glad that I've had all the radical experiences in my life - it suits me."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young talks to Denise Lewis.

Denise Lewis, Olympic gold medallist, is Kirsty Young's castaway.

Her discipline was the heptathlon and it was at the 2000 Sydney Olympics that she leapt, threw, sprinted and hurdled her way on to the winner's podium. An only child of a single mother, she says her mum had always had ambition for her - and was there to witness her success. She said: "Her face said it all, there were tears in her eyes and for me it felt like, yes mum, we've done it together".

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Denise Lewis, Olympic medallist, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Denise Robertson2012052720120601

Kirsty Young's castaway is the agony aunt and writer Denise Robertson.

She is, she says, one of life's survivors -- yet she seems to have had more than her fair share of tragedy; she's been widowed twice, dealt with financial hardship and lost a child to cancer. She's written dozens of novels and for more than forty years been an agony aunt on local radio, papers and television.

She says: "There have been times when I've thought, just as I get things right, fate steps in and kicks the steps from under me. But then you pick yourself up again. When I started out, there used to be a joke, that one day I'd open a letter without saying, 'Oh I remember when that happened to me'."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is zoologist Desmond Morris, who chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the editor and writer Diana Athill.

Doreen Lawrence20120610

Kirsty Young's castaway is the campaigner Doreen Lawrence.

The life she thought was hers ended when her son Stephen was murdered by a group of young white men on a street in London in 1993. In the years since, her campaigning has resulted in a shift in public attitudes, laws being changed and policing methods overhauled. She set up a charity in her son's memory and has been awarded an OBE for services to community relations.

She says: "My son was special and I think, what happened to him, I just wanted everyone to know and learn about him - but all the other things, the OBE, I'd swap all of that just to have my son back. When your children are young you take them for granted, because you think they're going to be there forever."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Dr Gwen Adshead20100611

Kirsty Young's castaway is the consultant forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.

She is among the leaders in a very specialised field - trying to understand, and treat, the behaviour of the most vilified people in society.

Her office lies behind the towering walls of Broadmoor Hospital - the Victorian institution which is home to more than 200 men, all people who have been convicted or accused of the most dangerous behaviour.

She also works with young offenders, supports crime victims and writes academic papers - she's currently working on a book about the nature of evil.

Of her work, she says: Other people's minds are so fascinating I can't think of anything more interesting and I can't understand why everyone isn't a psychiatrist.".

Kirsty Young's castaway is the forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.".

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.

A consultant at Broadmoor Hospital, it is her job to try to understand the behaviour of some of the most villified people in our society.

The Victorian institution in Berkshire is home to more than two hundred men; all people who have been convicted or accused of the most dangerous violent behaviour.

Her life outside work seems impossibly normal - bringing up her children, singing in a choir and gardening fill her spare time.

Of her work, she says: "Other people's minds are so fascinating I can't think of anything more interesting and I can't understand why everyone isn't a psychiatrist."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young's castaway is consultant forensic psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead.

Duncan Bannatyne2010031420100319

Kirsty Young's castaway is entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne.

He made his name appearing on the TV show Dragons' Den as a no-nonsense investor with an eye for the bottom line.

He made his fortune in nursing homes, health clubs and hotels.

Quite something, given that aged 30 he was a deck chair attendant who had been thrown out of the Royal Navy for attempting to throw his commanding officer overboard.

He says, 'When you've got a criminal record, no qualifications, no references, the best option is starting your own business - because no one can stop you.'.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Dustin Hoffman.

In spite of his Aunt Pearl telling him he wasn't good looking enough to be an actor for the past forty-five years he's been crafting landmark movie performances. He is that rare and apparently contradictory thing - a character actor and a superstar.

The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Lenny, All The President's Men, Marathon Man, Kramer v Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Wag The Dog, and Last Chance Harvey are just a handful of the movies that contribute to an unparalleled body of work: he is the only actor in history to have top billing in three films that won Best Picture Oscars.

Now in his mid-70s he is making his directorial debut.

He says "I'm always fighting to break through... I'm trying to show you the part of me that wants to love, wants to kill, that wants to find my way out, that feels there is no way out."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Hollywood film star Dustin Hoffman is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Edmund De Waal2012112520121130

Kirsty Young's castaway is the artist and author, Edmund de Waal. His ceramics are on display in many of the world's major museums. They're delicate pots in shades of white and cream, informed he says by a great deal of thinking about literature.

His written work has also won him several awards; his book "The Hare With Amber Eyes" traces the rich and dramatic story of his family's Russian Jewish heritage and the diaspora in Odessa, Paris, Vienna, and Tokyo.

He says, "I make pots and I write. I'm not one of those people who by mistake became a potter or by mistake is a writer - they are both completely entwined."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Emma Thompson.

Sense and Sensibility, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing and Howards End are just a handful of her notable screen credits in a dazzling career that has seen her pick up Oscars for both acting and writing.

She appears to have pulled off that rare trick of being both a star and one of us - she famously keeps her brace of Oscars in the downstairs loo, still lives across the road from her mum and holidays in a cottage in Scotland where, she says, she and her husband spend a third of the year 'digging in like a pair of old potatoes.'.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actress and writer Emma Thompson.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is the country rock singer Emmylou Harris

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Sue Lawley's castaway is the country rock singer Emmylou Harris.

She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian Paul O'grady, better known as Lily Savage.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Eve Pollard2011121120111216

Kirsty Young's castaway is the journalist and former editor Eve Pollard.

She was groomed for success by Rupert Murdoch, but made an editor by Robert Maxwell.

Her career has spanned glossy magazines and tabloid journalism, breakfast television, biographies and novels.

When she first worked on Fleet Street, she says, women were such a rarity that the male reporters didn't know what to make of her.

"Any woman who has a high flying job, they don't know who to compare you to - you're not their mum, you're not their sister, you're not their wife - so they make you a sort of monster-nanny figure."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Eve Pollard is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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The writer Fay Weldon joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

The author of dozens of novels, essays and radio and TV dramas, she says she spends so much time inventing characters and storylines that the distinction between fact and fiction has become blurred.

As a child, Fay Weldon believed she had a second sight - seeing people who weren't there and hearing voices that no-one else could hear.

As an adult, her perceptive nature has served her well too and she says: I think I know what goes on in other people's heads - more than most people do.".

Writer Fay Weldon joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.".

Felicity Green2011041720110422

Kirsty Young's castaway is the pioneering fashion journalist Felicity Green.

As hem-lines headed north in the early 60s she was hitting her stride in Fleet Street.

She was the first woman on the board of a national paper and, as society changed, she kept right up with it.

She introduced readers to Mary Quant, Biba and Twiggy and, on one memorable occasion, gave Harold Wilson's wife Mary a home perm.

Now in her mid-80s she is still mentoring students at St Martin's College and says "I have never been fashionable - fashion needs to be followed at a very, very respectful distance.

My blue-print for fashion is to be simple and stylish."

Producer: Rachel Simpson.

Fashion journalist Felicity Green joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and historian Frances Wood.

As head of the Chinese collection at the British Library she is the gatekeeper to some of the rarest printed texts in the world.

Her life has been immersed in the language and culture of the Far East and, along the way, she's spent time learning how to throw hand-grenades, plant rice in the paddy-fields and bundle Chinese cabbages.

She was in China in the final months of Mao Zedong's regime and remembers being aware of the sense of national unease: "There were the bodies that floated down the Pearl River to Hong Kong - you did get a real sense of foreboding.

You did know that the whole country was on edge."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Writer and historian Frances Wood joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Record: Don Carlos

Book: A copy of Chinese dictionary Cihai, (which means Sea of Words) from the 1930s

Luxury: The War Memorial outside Euston Station.

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Children's author Francesca Simon is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

His film credits include Hilary and Jackie, Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People.

He's also written TV soaps, radio and stage plays and children's novels.

These days children are his main audience and, as a father of seven himself, he should know what they want.

He not only tests his ideas on them, but they keep him focused: 'I need them in the house to make sure I'm not watching telly, or having a four-hour bath - the fact that they're there makes me work.'.

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Frank Skinner2010061320100618

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian Frank Skinner.

As a football-obsessed comic whose stand-up routines were peppered with details of his personal life, he became the poster-boy for the 'Loaded' generation.

Beneath the surface, though, he seems to be full of contradictions.

He was expelled from school when he was a teenager - but went on to gain a masters degree; he has long been obsessed with Elvis Presley - but now says he feels a tingle when he goes to the opera.

Although he had long enjoyed entertaining his friends, he was 30 before he realised where his future lay.

I was an unemployed drunk going nowhere," he says, "And then comedy turned up.

Comedy saved my life".".

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Sue Lawley invites the actor Geoffrey Palmer to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the actress Geraldine James.

She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

[Rpt of Sun May 30th, 11.15am]

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Sue Lawley talks to the actress Geraldine James.

She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Gok Wan2010020720100212

Kirsty Young's castaway is the stylist Gok Wan.

Dispensing fashion advice and hugs in equal measure, he aims, he says, to 'make women feel like women, not like turkeys'.

Yet although he made his name as a stylist, his special talent isn't for fashion, but for gaining people's trust.

He understands only too well the emotional journey he is asking women to make; the first person he had to transform was himself, and that, he says, is very much work in progress.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Hollywood's prototype dizzy blond, Goldie Hawn.

Like most things in Tinseltown the image is somewhat at odds with the reality. Goldie is an Academy Award winner and producer who's been on the A list for 40-odd years, starring alongside Peter Sellers, Walter Matthau and Woody Allen. She's now transmuted from fantasy pin-up to best selling author - she writes parenting manuals and spearheads a childhood learning initiative.

She tells Kirsty about her journey from dancing in sleazy go-go bars to bagging an Oscar, how she coped with the difficulties her early success brought her and how she met her husband of 29 years, Kurt Russell.

Film star Goldie Hawn is interviewed by Kirsty Young at the start of a new series. She chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the TV presenter Graham Norton.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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potter Grayson Perry

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Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke

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Former MP and writer Gyles Brandreth joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Gyles Brandreth.

A former Conservative MP, he is also a some-time actor, broadcaster and prolific writer who has authored biographies, diaries, stage plays and mysteries.

Pursuing a political career has been, he says, the over-riding ambition of his life.

However the happiest moment came not from politics, but when he was performing in a West End show that he had written himself.

These days, his ambitions are to return to the stage and the role he wants to take on is Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

"I have no complaints" he says; "my life has been one long series of tomato and marmite sandwiches.

I've always had what I wanted."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the violinist Gyorgy Pauk.

In a career spanning fifty years, he has played with all the best orchestras and continues to teach masterclasses around the world.

He grew up in Hungary and, after both his parents were taken to labour camps, he was brought up by his grandmother.

His parents died during the war and it was, says Gyorgy, a miracle that he and his grandmother survived in the Budapest ghetto.

For years afterwards, he says, he would carry food with him because he was so scarred by the hunger he'd felt.

His musical talent was his passport to the West and, when he was 22 years old, he fled first to France, then to Holland and finally to Britain where he has lived for nearly fifty years.

Of his early years, he says: There were times when you were punished if you were listening to the radio.

That's when it started to get to me - realising that I was not free.

Music is international, it has to be worldwide."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.".

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the impresario and promoter Harvey Goldsmith.

From the Rolling Stones to Pavarotti, and with pretty well every other name in music in-between, he has been one of the country's top promoters for more than 40 years.

His career has given him a unique insight into music history; he was there, after all, when Keith Moon threw his first TV out of a hotel window.

Always passionate about what he listened to, he acknowledges that his own instrument is the pocket calculator.

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Businesswoman Heather Rabbatts joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the businesswoman Heather Rabbatts.

Born in Jamaica and raised in Britain, her early years were unpromising and she left school with just a few O levels.

But after evening classes, she studied law and became a barrister before making her name as the youngest council chief in the country.

She's at home in the toughest business environments - from Millwall Football Club to the Royal Opera House - and says: "I definitely like being in charge and I've always felt that I can gather everyone's spirits and energies to take that jump into the unknown together."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

Businesswoman Heather Rabbatts is interviewed by Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is cricket commentator Henry Blofeld

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the veteran cricket commentator Henry Blofeld.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites chef Heston Blumenthal to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the high wire walker Philippe Petit.

Since the age of seventeen Petit had been, in his own words, a 'wandering troubador', making a living by doing magic in the salons of PARIS.

Notre Dame became the site of Petit's first illegal wirewalk, on 6th June 1971.

On 7th August 1974 Philippe Petit committed 'the artistic crime of the century' when he put a rope between the towers of the World Trade Centre in NEW YORK and spent nearly an hour walking back and forth across it, pausing to kneel and lie down on the wire.

He brought much of Manhattan, a quarter of a mile below him, to a standstill, and succeeded in pushing Richard Nixon's resignation off the front pages of the newspapers the following day.

Since walking between the twin towers Petit has done wire-walks all over the world including Tokyo and Jerusalem.

He has, uniquely, devised plays to be performed on the high wire and has also become artist in residence at the cathedral of St John the Divine in NEW YORK, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world.

1.

Gabriel's Oboe

Performer Yo-Yo Ma, Roma infonietta Orchestra

Composer Ennio Morricone

Publisher Sony BMG

CD Title Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone

Track 1

Label Sony Classical

Rec No: SK 93456

2.

1st Movement of Sonatine for Violin and Piano

Performer Leon Duo

Composer Dvorak

Publisher Cassiopee

CD Title Dvorak 4 pieces Romantique.

Romance , Sonatine pour Violin et Piano Leon

Label Cassiopee

Rec No: 969 252

3.

Gymnopedie No 1

Performer Evelyne Crochet

Composer Eric Satie

Publisher Philips

CD Title Evelyne Crochet plays Eric Satie

Track 3

Label Philips

Rec No :PHS 900-179

4.

Sunset and the Mocking Bird

Performer Duke Ellington

Composer Ellington/Strayhorn

Publisher Tempo Music Inc

CD Title The Ellington Suites

Label Pablo

Rec No :OJCCD 446-2

5.

Ne me Quitte Pas

Performer Jacques Brel

Composer J Brel

Publisher Barclay

CD Title Ne me Quitte Pas

Label Barclay

Rec No: 980817-6

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B'Amud Onon Psalm 99 v.

7-9

Performer Estrongo Nachama, Harry Foss (Organ)

Composer Boas Bischofswerder

Publisher

CD Title Chasanut - Gesange aus der Synagoge

Track 7

Label P+O-Pallas

Rec No: CD 66.21184

7.

Palabras para Julia

Performer Paco Ibanez Francois Rabbath on Cello

Composer Jose Agustin Goytisolo

Publisher A Flor de tiempo

CD Title Paco Ibanez

Track 8

Label Universal , A flor de Tiempo

Rec No: 018979-2

8.

Ma Mere Baidja

Performer Francois Rabbath (Cello) Michel Delaport (Perc) Georges Avanitas (Piano/organ)

Composer Francois Rabbath

Publisher EMEN

CD Title Francois Rabbath - 70

Label Emen

Rec No: 290142

Record: Dvorak Sonatine for Violin and Piano

Book: Ashley's Book of Knots concealing a hidden book of short stories

Luxury: His Mysterious Object (An object found by his father that as yet no- one can identify).

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The very incarnation of entrepreneurial spirit, Hilary Devey built a haulage network business from scratch, which now employs nearly eight thousand people and has an annual turnover of £100 million. She has a successful media career and is one of the current incumbents of the TV programme Dragons Den.

The real drama in her life has happened off screen. The skeleton in her parents' closet reappeared in her own life. She's been married and divorced three times, her only child has battled drug addiction and a severe stroke nearly killed her in 2009.

Despite this, she remains ambitious and energetic in the business world and says that there's no such thing as a glass ceiling.

Producer: Alison Hughes.

, businesswoman and TV star, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall *2009072620090731

Kirsty Young's castaway is the food writer and cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Famous for making pâté out of placenta and dining on such delicacies as squirrel and rook in his TV programmes, he has made a name for himself as a cook on the wild side.

So perhaps it is not surprising that his first ambition was not to spend his life inside a kitchen but in the great outdoors because, he says, he 'wanted to be David Attenborough'.

A stint in the renowned River Café in London, however, set him on his way to establishing his own waterside haven for food lovers, his River Cottage in Dorset.

From there, he has followed his passion for the environment by campaigning for ethically-produced food, including championing a creature not normally given time on our small screens - the humble supermarket chicken.

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Another chance to hear Kirsty Young inviting the late Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz trumpeter and veteran presenter of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young invites the singer Ian Bostridge to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Poet and broadcaster Ian Mcmillan joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the poet and broadcaster Ian Mcmillan.

Thirty years ago he was working in a factory gluing together tennis ball halves.

Then he got a grant, chucked in his job and devoted himself to writing and performing.

These days he's known as the Bard of Barnsley and his appeal stretches from the terraces of his local football club to the balcony of the London Coliseum...

he is poet in residence at both Barnsley FC and the English National Opera...

He still lives in the village where he was born and he considers and analyses British culture from his very particular vantage point in south Yorkshire.

He says: "You can do the universal in the local, I always think.

You can see all the changes that have happened all over the world in the 20th and 21st centuries in microcosm."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: 4' 33" - John Cage

Book: The Long and The Short of It: Poems 1955-2005 by Roy Fisher

Luxury: A tandem bike with wooden models of his family on the front.

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the poet Jack Mapanje.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the Scottish painter Jack Vettriano.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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American comedian Jackie Mason is the latest castaway interviewed by Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young's castaway is the American comedian Jackie Mason.

His one-man shows have been pulling in audiences for more than fifty years. Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him, he trained initially as a rabbi - and quickly acquired a reputation for being very funny.

"The people who heard my sermons kept saying to me; 'Rabbi, why aren't you a comedian?' I said to myself, maybe I should take the hint."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Actor and writer James Corden is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

, actor and writer of Gavin and Stacey, is Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and writer.

As a child he longed to act - he found early success in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys and became a household name for the TV show he devised and co-wrote, Gavin and Stacey. These days he's starring in the West End in the comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. It is due to transfer to Broadway in the spring and he says: "I'm well aware that this could well be the best part that I ever play on stage - it's a gift for any actor who has any interest in comedy. It feels like all my dreams come true."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites the actor James Nesbitt to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the actor James Nesbitt to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the jazz pianist and singer Jamie Cullum.

His interview was recorded in front of an audience at St George's in Bristol and launched Radio 4's More Than Words Festival. Despite failing his grade four piano exam and, by his own admission, barely being able to read music, Jamie Cullum has won a stack of awards and become hugely popular. He is particularly celebrated for his live shows and we are delighted that in this very special recording, he performed three of his musical choices.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Jazz pianist Jamie Cullum is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Jan Pienkowski2009101820091023

Kirsty Young's castaway is the illustrator Jan Pienkowski.

He was born in Warsaw before the Second World War and lived through the uprising of 1944.

He spent his childhood in Poland, Bavaria, Vienna and Italy, before making his home in England more than 60 years ago.

The folk traditions of central Europe are still much in evidence in his work though; twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, his illustrations see childhood terrors realised in gothic scenes, with witches a constant presence.

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Kirsty Young invites the broadcaster Janet Street-porter to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the broadcaster Janet Street-porter to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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was born into a family that was, he says relatively Bohemian for SHEFFIELD.

A tall, shy boy, he was made to wear Lederhosen to school by his mum.

Later on, he decided that if he formed a band girls would want to talk to him.

So strong was Cocker's belief that a band was his ticket to a glamorous, adventure-filled life, he gave up a place at university in order to try and make a success of Pulp.

He spent six years living on the dole, writing songs and struggling with ever changing-band line-ups before deciding to come to LONDON.

He got a place on a film course at St Martin's College, discovered Acid House, began writing songs about where he came from and the people he knew, and Pulp's fortunes began to change.

Pulp went on to achieve fame and cult status in the 1990s.

Their album, Different Class, sold two million copies and at GLASTONBURY in 1995, Jarvis' song Common People became a pop anthem.

Cocker himself lost his way after that triumph.

But he's over that now, and is increasingly becoming an important cultural figure in his own right - he's presented a television series on art and has written the music for the latest Harry Potter film.

Jarvis Cocker now lives in PARIS with his French wife Camille and their son Albert.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Jerry Springer.

His life has been split between serving the public and outraging them.

His first career was in politics where, as a life-long Democrat, one of his early jobs was working with Bobby Kennedy.

Then he found global fame with his controversial TV programme, The Jerry Springer Show.

He says that in politics and in his TV show, he is always on the side of the powerless and disenfranchised.

It's a philosophy, he says, he learned from his parents.

They were among the last Jews to escape from Berlin in August 1939 and their memories and fears of that time shaped the entire family.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Jerry Springer

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Jimmy Mulville.

He began his life in comedy as a performer and writer but success in front of the camera clearly wasn't enough - he set up the production company Hat Trick and has turned out a huge number of hits, including "Have I Got News for You", "Father Ted" "Room 101" and "Outnumbered".

But he says that for many years he was a ticking time bomb - he became addicted to drugs and alcohol and, after triumphing over them, also fought cancer.

These days, he is the father to four children and says he looks back with an overwhelming sense of gratitude at how his life has unfolded.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedy producer, writer and actor Jimmy Mulville

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Sue Lawley invites the entertainer Jimmy Tarbuck to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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actress Dame Joan Plowright.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the mountaineer and author Joe Simpson.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

John Bishop2012062420120629

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian John Bishop.

Growing up on a Merseyside council estate, his early ambition was to play football for Liverpool - otherwise, he thought he might find a way out by winning the Pools or joining a band. The youngest of four children, his family were, he says, the kind that filled factory floors rather than lecture halls. Now a hugely popular stand-up comedian, it was a failing marriage and a sense of desperation that led him, one night, to a comedy bar. He decided to give it a try - it turned his life, and marriage, around.

"There was a time where the stand-up was the thing that I think kept me sane - it was like therapy and if I stopped doing it, I would go backwards."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Comedian John Bishop is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Sue Lawley invites John Cale, the musician and founder of the Velvet Underground, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

John Cale was brought up in a strict South Wales household.

But from a young age he was determined to increase his cultural influences - he would stay awake through the night, covertly listening to modern composers on the third service and on Radio Moscow and he would send away for contemporary music scores from the LONDON music libraries.

He went on to have viola lessons at the Royal Academy of Music while also studying music at Goldsmiths' Teacher Training College in LONDON.

He was talent spotted by Aaron Copland and awarded a musical scholarship to study in America, where he was part of the contemporary avant-garde music scene there - working with John Cage and LaMonte Young, until he met Lou Reed and the two formed Velvet Underground.

They were almost immediately adopted by Andy Warhol and effectively became a house band at the Factory.

The group then became one of the most important musical influences of the 1960s.

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Setter of fiendish crosswords, John Graham (Araucaria) joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Setter of crosswords John Graham joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the crossword compiler John Graham.

Now aged 90, he works under the name Araucaria and, for more than fifty years, has infuriated, intrigued and entertained with fiendish clues and mind-twisting anagrams.

Like his father and grandfather he became a vicar but, when divorce forced him to leave the church, crosswords provided an unlikely source of revenue.

Of the skills needed to dream up cryptic clues, he says: "So much of it is something that goes on unconsciously. You see the word, you play with it in your mind, you don't actually think about the punters at all at that stage, you try and do it for yourself. I hope that it equips one for life in the sense that it makes one think more clearly and that can only be good."

Record: Haydn - The Heavens are Telling

Book: The complete works of Saki.

Luxury: A telescope

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Setter of crosswords John Graham joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the director, producer and writer, John Lloyd.

His work has been making us laugh for over thirty years: Spitting Image, Not The Nine o'Clock News, Blackadder and QI are just a handful of the programmes he's helped to create. If the comedy work ever dries up he could open a shop selling second hand Baftas - he's won a stack of them and a Grammy and an Emmy.

Which isn't to say it's been an easy ride - fall outs, multiple sackings and missed opportunities have peppered his stellar career in comedy. He says,

"I like starting things... there are starters and finishers in life, that's the great divide... I like the fight and the passion and the difficulty - well I don't like it, but it's what I do".

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Kirsty Young talks to director, producer and writer John Lloyd

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Ahead of Pete Townshend's delivery of the first ever John Peel Lecture, hear the great broadcaster himself, in conversation with Sue Lawley for Desert Island Discs.

In the 1990 interview, John talks about his life at public school, his work as a DJ in the States in the early 60s, his family, his passion for Liverpool Football Club and, of course, his lifelong passion for music.

His discs include Handel's Zadok The Priest, a bit of Rachmaninov, some Mark E Smith, and his all-time favourite record, Teenage Kicks by The Undertones.

Another chance to hear John Peel in conversation with Sue Lawley back in 1990.

First broadcast on 1990-01-14

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SIR Robin Day

Previous in series: DENNIS SKINNER

Description

SBH:Disc jockey interviewed on his life and career and chooses eight records to take with him to an imaginary desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

1:Zadok the Priest (Handel) 2:It's Over - Roy Orbison 3:Too Much - Jimmy Reed 4:Mankind - Misty in Roots 5:Teenage Kicks - Undertones (Favourite record) 6:Piano Concerto No 2 (Rachmaninov) 7:Eat Y'self Fitter - The Fall 8:Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo - Four Brothers BOOK: A Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell LUXURY: A football Script Cont

Broadcast history

14 Jan 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Jan 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Peel (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 421506.

Johnny Vegas2010100320101008

Kirsty Young's castaway is the entertainer Johnny Vegas.

As a stand-up comic he made his name as one of the most brilliant and unpredictable acts on the circuit.

His stage persona was a belligerent drunk who would heckle his own audience.

But the more successful he became, the more the similarities between his own life and his stage character seemed to blur.

"I found popularity through self-destruction" he says, "and that can be quite addictive".

In recent years, he has cut down on his drinking, lost weight and now got engaged - all part of a plan to ensure he reached his 40th birthday and could be a proper father to his young son.

"Life's actually turned around and been very good to me," he says.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Comedian Johnny Vegas joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Record: Hurt - Johnny Cash

Book: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

Luxury: A Kiln.

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Sue Lawley invites the writer, director and sometime scientist Dr Jonathan Miller to choose eight records to take to radio 4's mythical desert island.

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This week Sue's castaway is writer and illustrator Judith Kerr known to generations of children both for her charming Mog picture books and for her careful rendering of the life of a Jewish child fleeing Nazi Germany.

Judith Kerr escaped with her family on the day the Nazis were elected.

The following day police turned up at the doorstep in a belated attempt confiscate their passports.

The Kerr family moved across Europe trying to support themselves and escape from the nearing threat until they eventually settled in ENGLAND in 1936.

The family stayed in LONDON throughout the war surviving the Blitz and in fear of invasion.

Judith Kerr wrote an autobiographical trilogy about her experiences and the books, in particular When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, have been used ever since as a way of explaining to children the horrors of the Nazi threat - today they are set texts in many Germany schools.

She was always a keen painter but had never thought it could be a career.

It was only when she had two children who enjoyed the tales she told that she decided to try her hand at picture books.

Her first book The Tiger Who Came to Tea was instantly successful when it was published in 1968 and has never been out of print.

But it is probably her series of books about Mog the cat that have won her most affection with children.

Over the past thirty years they have sold more than three million copies.

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is Judith Kerr - a writer and illustrator known to generations of children both for her charming 'Mog' picture-books and for her careful rendering of the life of a Jewish child fleeing Nazi Germany.

Judith Kerr escaped with her family on the day the Nazis were elected - the following day, police turned up at the doorstep in a belated attempt to confiscate their passports.

Judith Kerr wrote an autobiographical trilogy about her experiences and the books - in particular "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" have been used ever since as a way of explaining to children the horrors of the Nazi threat - today they are set texts in many German schools.

She was always a keen painter but had never thought it could be a career, it was only when she had two children who enjoyed the tales she told that she decided to try her hand at picture books.

But it is probably her series of books about Mog the cat that have won her most affection with children - over the past thirty years they have sold more than three million copies.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the children's author Julia Donaldson.

The Gruffalo is her best known creation.

Published ten years ago, it's become a modern classic; it has sold more than four million copies, won an armful of awards and been turned into a film.

But Julia nearly gave up when she was half way through writing it, and only the encouragement of her son persuaded her to continue.

Its latest accolade is that BBC listeners have just voted it their favourite book for reading out loud at bedtime.

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Sue Lawley invites the comedian Julian Clary to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Julian Clary brought camp out of the closet and into the TV mainstream.

In the late eighties he burst onto television screens as The Joan Collins Fan Club, attracting a surprisingly broad audience with his extreme make-up and innuendo.

Greeting his audience with the line "I do like a warm hand on my entrance", Julian's talent for delivering naughty jokes to a delighted studio audience ushered in a whole new era of camp comedy on television.

The son of a policeman and a probation officer, Julian was born and brought up in Teddington and Surbiton, and as a child was deeply religious.

But the brutalities of life at a Catholic school, and the church's stance on homosexuality have since caused him to take his prayers elsewhere, he says.

He discovered his comic talent at Goldsmith's University in the late seventies where he and a friend created the duo Glad and May, two cleaning ladies with a passion for rummaging through the handbags of their hapless audience.

In recent years, Julian has toned down the make-up and hung up his rubber suits in order to take on a new role: Julian Clary, family favourite and star of prime time.

Where once he had cult status, he now has serious mainstream appeal, recently presenting the new National Lottery show on BBC ONE and reaching the final of Strictly Come Dancing.

He lives in Camden and Brighton with his dog Valerie and cat Gloria.

Julian Fellowes2011121820111223

Kirsty Young's castaway is the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes.

He won an Oscar for his screenplay for Gosford Park and went on to write other feature films including The Young Victoria and Vanity Fair.

Downton Abbey, which he created and writes, has been an enormous TV success with a huge audience.

"Of course" he says, "if I had a clear understanding of why it had done so well, I would continue to write shows that attracted record viewers for the rest of my life."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Scriptwriter Julian Fellowes is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

June Spencer2010022820100305

Kirsty Young's castaway is actress June Spencer.

She is one of the best-loved matriarchs in broadcasting.

As Peggy Woolley in The Archers, she's the only original member of the cast still in the show.

It's 60 years this spring since the pilot episodes were first broadcast and, although she is now aged 90, June has no plans to retire.

She says, 'It's a great bonus for me that The Archers has run as long as it has, and I've gone along with it.'.

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Sue Lawley talks to the businessman Karan Billimoria.

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Composer Karl Jenkins.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and director Kathy Burke.

She became a household name for her comedy performances, working with Harry Enfield to create the characters Kevin and Perry.

She won critical acclaim for serious roles and picked up the Best Actress award at Cannes for her portrayal of an abused wife in the film "Nil By Mouth".

Her early life had been tumultuous - her mother died before she was two and her father was often drunk, leaving her older brother ran the family home.

She was a teenager when she discovered acting and, she says, it was the saving of her.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the actress Kim Cattrall.

She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

Kwame Kwei-armah2011051520110520

The actor, playwright and director Kwame Kwei-Armah joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island discs.

Kwame Kwei-Armah joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor, director and playwright, Kwame Kwei-Armah.

His creative output spans both high art and popular culture.

He became a household name starring in BBC One's Casualty, but at the same time he was pursuing a career in writing and his award-winning plays have been staged at the National Theatre.

He's just finished a stint as the artistic director of The World Festival of Black Arts in Senegal and his next posting is to the US, where he's taking over a theatre in Baltimore.

Throughout his life, he says, he continues to be inspired by the joyful atmosphere he grew up in.

"My home was so warm, so full of life and noise.

Most of my theatre I call the theatre of my front room.

My memory was just this citadel to love and joy."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island discs.

Lang Lang2010103120101105

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Chinese pianist Lang Lang.

He was five years old when he gave his first public recital in front of an audience of 800 people.

It was a pivotal moment and from that point on it was clear where his future lay.

His parents were both musical too but, during the cultural revolution, had not been able to pursue their own ambitions.

Lang Lang was born under the one-child rule and so he was, he says, their only chance.

Their aim was that he should become the No.1 pianist in China and in the years that followed, family life was sacrificed to that end.

Still only 28 years old, he is a phenomenon in the classical music world - he played to a global audience of four and a half billion people for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics and, when he returns to China, he says he is mobbed in the streets.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Record: The Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 played by Vladimir Horowitz

Book: The Analects of Confucius.

Luxury: Two feathered pillows.

Len Goodman2011061920110624

Head judge on Strictly Come Dancing Len Goodman joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Len Goodman joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the international dance judge, Len Goodman.

He became a star of Strictly Come Dancing and the US show Dancing with the Stars, after a forty year career as a ballroom dancer and judge.

Born in London's east end, as a kid he was a barrow-boy, selling fruit and veg on his grandfather's stall.

He went on to work on the docks as a welder.

But come Saturday night he would don his best threads and head for the Embassy ballroom in Welling.

He was in his sixties when he found international fame and it was, he says, perfect timing.

"If it had happened when I was thirty, I'd have been one these people that would be seen rolling out of nightclubs drunk, with a couple of dolly-birds on my arm.

The pilot was on my sixtieth birthday and I think it was the perfect age because I was sensible by then, my feet were planted firmly on the ground."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Dance judge Len Goodman joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Lewis Gilbert2010062020100625

Kirsty Young's castaway is the film director Lewis Gilbert.

His career started in the 1920s when he was a child actor in silent movies.

Over the next seven decades, he went on to direct Hollywood blockbusters as well as landmark British films.

His directing credits include Reach for the Skies, Alfie, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine - as well as three Bond films.

Depite his numerous successes, though, he remains haunted by the film he didn't make: he spent years working with Lionel Bart and planning how Oliver! might look...

only for the project to slip through his fingers.

Producer: Leanne Buckle

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Kirsty Young invites Lord Brian Rix, actor and President of Mencap, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites Lord Brian Rix to choose eight records.

Lord Coe * *2009121320091218

Kirsty Young's castaway is Sebastian Coe.

It is more than a quarter of a century since his rivalry with fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett enraptured the nation.

After retiring from the racetrack, he enjoyed a career in politics.

Now, though, his focus is on the Olympics once again - not on individual medals this time, but ensuring the 2012 games in London are a success.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Lord Coe, chairman of the 2012 Olympic organising committee.

Lord David Cobbold2010080820100813

Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs is Lord David Cobbold.

He was just 32 years old when he took over the ancestral pile Knebworth House and he succeeded in turning a crumbling corner of the establishment into one of the best rock concert venues in the world.

Over the past forty years, everyone from Led Zeppelin to Paul Mccartney to Robbie Williams has played there.

The concerts have not only allowed him to keep the house in private hands, but have also given him a front-row seat to some of the most celebrated performances in rock history.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Lord David Cobbold, founder of the Knebworth rock festivals.

Lord Healey *2009061420090619

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Labour peer and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey.

As a politician he was known for his sharp intellect and biting oratory and now, as he approaches his 92nd birthday, those skills are still very much in evidence.

He talks of his regret that his lack of ambition meant that he did not push himself further in politics but, he says, it is better for people to wonder why he wasn't prime minister than to wonder why he was.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Healey.

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The former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

In this frank interview, he describes life in the highly political home where he grew up, the impact that failing the school 11+ exam had on him and the gradual kindling of his own ambitions. He speaks of his debt to his wife Pauline and how for many years of their marriage he underestimated her. He describes, too, the inferiority complex which dogged him for much of his adult life:

"All the attacks on me because of my grammar and kind of background, aggressive style - it used to ruff up a few feathers and whilst I would never let it show, certainly deep inside me I felt a bit inferior."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Lord Victor Adebowale2011103020111104

Kirsty Young's castaway is the crossbench peer and social entrepreneur Lord Victor Adebowale.

For the past decade, when not in the House of Lords, he has devoted his time to overseeing services for people who are homeless, suffer from drug or alcohol addiction and have mental health issues or learning disabilities.

To many, they are the most disadvantaged people in society, but he says that's not a term he finds useful: "I find it very difficult when people use words like 'bottom of the pile' and 'disadvantaged' - you'd be amazed that the veneer that separates people who don't think they're at the bottom of the pile from people who are is quite thin."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Lord Victor Adebowale is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Lynn Barber2010072520100730

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interviewer Lynn Barber.

A master of the profile interview, her razor-sharp observations have earned her the nickname the Demon Barber and won her a stack of awards.

Although critics say her articles are hatchet jobs, she disagrees: "I think that people are well served by quite blunt or quite rude questions because it forces them to fight back and come back strongly," she says.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Maggie Aderin-pocock2010030720100312

Kirsty Young's castaway is space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

She has, she says, a special relationship with the moon, one that started when she first saw The Clangers as a small child.

As a teenager she made her own telescope so she could study the moon more closely.

Now she makes highly technical optical equipment for satellites, but says she still harbours desires to go into space - her dream job is building a telescope on the moon.

She says: 'From the age of three, I wanted to get into space and I still do.

It's been the driving force of my life really, that desire to get out there one day.'.

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Kirsty Young invites professor of mathematics and broadcaster Marcus Du Sautoy to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites Prof Marcus Du Sautoy to choose eight records.

Margaret Rhodes20120603

Kirsty Young's castaway is Margaret Rhodes.

As the first cousin to the Queen, she has a unique insight into the life of the royal family. She used to spend her summer holidays at Balmoral with the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret while, during the war, she worked for MI6 and lodged at Buckingham Palace. She attended the Queen's wedding and coronation and, in later life, worked as an assistant to the Queen Mother.

Remembering the Queen's coronation, she says: "We had only just recovered from six or seven years of deprivation and blackouts and rationing - it was like the sun suddenly coming out behind a lot of very dark clouds and I think everybody felt that with a new young Queen, a whole new era was opening up. It was somehow exciting."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young interviews Margaret Rhodes, former MI6 worker and first cousin to the Queen.

Mark Gatiss2011102320111028

Writer and actor Mark Gatiss is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life.

As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic - while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films.

He has written for - and acted in - Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: "When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything - Gardeners' Question Time - I would look for something."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young interviews writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

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This week Sue Lawley's castaway is the dot-com millionaire and businesswoman Martha Lane Fox.

She says that as a child she was confident and bossy - tormenting her younger brother and, in games of teachers and pupils, always marking him lower than her line of teddy bears.

Her drive and ambition were recognised at school and college - her brother claims her nickname was "Fast Lane Foxy".

After studying modern and classical history at OXFORD University she became a management consultant at a small company and met Brent Hoberman - whose brainchild lastminute.com was.

Initially, Lane Fox rubbished the idea, but eventually Brent convinced her and she joined him, appropriately enough, at the last minute.

The pair launched lastminute.com in 1998 - it started out as an on-line bucket shop - selling the holidays that small travel agents couldn't get rid of - and branched out into entertainment and gifts.

On March 14, 2000, days before the markets peaked, lastminute.com was floated on the stock exchange - and over the following weeks prices collapsed.

Martha Lane Fox became the face, the figurehead and eventually the fall-girl for the dot-com bubble.

In November 2003, after lastminute.com announced a profit for the first time, Lane Fox announced she was resigning as managing director.

Martin Clunes2011091820110923

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Clunes.

He's graduated from being one of the "Men Behaving Badly" to a stint at The National theatre and a second career as an enthusiastic documentary presenter.

It's not a career he takes too seriously though, he says: "Of course it takes some work, and there is a skill and a craft to it, but we are all monkeys in the zoo - you can go and look at the Judi Dench monkey or you can look at the Martin Clunes monkey or the Ricky Gervais monkey if you want a bit of this or a bit of that and people stroll past us and dwell or not."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Actor and presenter Martin Clunes joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Martin Shaw *2009062120090626

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Shaw.

He has been one of Britain's most popular stage and television actors of the past forty years and has taken on more than a hundred different roles.

Yet Martin has spent half a lifetime moving out of the shadow of one of his earliest parts: Ray Doyle in The Professionals.

Kirsty Young invites actor Martin Shaw to choose his Desert Island Discs.

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Actor Martin Sheen joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Sheen.

In recent years he has won great acclaim and a Golden Globe for playing the leader of the free world in the hugely successful political drama The West Wing.

He's made more than a 100 movies, including Apocalypse Now, Badlands and The Departed.

For him, work is often a family affair, in Wall Street he acted alongside his son Charlie Sheen and in his latest movie, The Way he was directed by another of his children - Emilio Estevez.

But away from the film set, he's an activist and campaigner - he's been arrested around 70 times and is motivated, he says by faith and conscience above politics.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Martin Sorrell2011120420111209

Kirsty Young's castaway is the businessman Sir Martin Sorrell.

He's been called "the world's most influential ad man," and is the founder and chief executive of the world's biggest advertising agency, WPP.

He was 40 when he left Saatchi and Saatchi to be his own boss, he says: "When I started off, what I wanted to do was to build a company and manage it - I wanted to be an entrepreneur and be a manager."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Sir Martin Sorrell is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Martina Navratilova2012070820120713

Kirsty Young's castaway is the legendary tennis player, Martina Navratilova.

In an extraordinary career she's won 59 Grand Slam titles - her last just a few weeks short of her fiftieth birthday. Her life off the court has been equally eventful - she grew up in communist Czechoslovakia and, as a teenager, threw rocks as Soviet tanks rolled in; tennis offered a way to see the world and she defected to the US when she was 18 years old. After thirty years at the top of her profession she retired - and says she finally found time for the rest of her life: "Tennis really was a total commitment, you didn't have much time for anything else. So, when I quit, I was going through something emotionally that most people go through when they're 18, 20 years old. Really having the time for personal relationships, developing friendships and taking the time with everybody. I think I've caught up by now."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Mary Berry2012072920120803

Cook and broadcaster Mary Berry is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Mary Berry is one of the UK's best-known and respected cookery writers. More than six million copies of her books have now been sold - not bad for a girl who failed her school certificate in English.

On television, it is her role as a judge on The Great British Bake-off that has brought her to the attention of a new generation.

It was in domestic science lessons that she discovered her love of cooking and she is in no doubt of the importance of teaching cookery in school "When everybody leaves school, whether they are a boy or a girl, what do they have to do in the home? They have to produce a meal. They haven't been taught to do it. I think it should be essential."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Mary Portas * *2010011020100115

Kirsty Young's castaway is Mary Portas.

She's made an art-form out of turning heads, and her galleries have been the enormous plate-glass windows of Harrods, Topshop and Harvey Nichols.

These days she brings retail therapy to small traders, helping them to hold their own against the high street's big names.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the retail expert Mary Portas.

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Kirsty Young invites comedian Matt Lucas to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the choreographer Matthew Bourne.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

Michael Deeley2008121420081219

Kirsty Young invites the film producer Michael Deeley to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Michael Eavis2008113020081205

Kirsty Young invites the founder of Glastonbury Michael Eavis to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the founder of Glastonbury Michael Eavis to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley talks to the Leader of the Opposition Michael Howard.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

He was raised in an orthodox Jewish family in Llanelli, South Wales, where his parents ran ladies' fashion shops.

In the Labour supporting, rugby playing valleys, the teenage Michael preferred football and his leanings were towards the Conservatives.

He propelled himself to Peterhouse College, Cambridge – and was part of the Cambridge MAFIA that included Kenneth Clarke, Leon Brittan, Norman Lamont and Norman Fowler.

But while his contemporaries all entered parliament within a few years of graduating, Michael Howard's journey to Westminster took considerably longer.

He first stood as a Conservative candidate in 1966 when he was just 24 years old.

He tried again, unsuccessfully, in 1970, but it was not until 1983 – after putting his name forward for dozens of safe seats – that he was chosen as the party's candidate for Folkestone and Hythe and secured a seat in the House of Commons.

He says that by the time he was successful, he wondered whether he was too old to make his mark there.

But he rose quickly through the ministerial ranks and had secured a place in cabinet before he was 50.

He was John Major's Home Secretary for four years – a controversial period that culminated in his former deputy, Ann Widdecombe, saying there was 'something of the night' in his personality.

When he stood to be leader of the party in 1997 he came fifth out of five candidates.

But eight months ago he was elected, unopposed, the new leader of the party.

He told Sue Lawley: 'I was astonished.

It was not something I ever thought would happen and if we'd been sitting here a year ago and you'd told me that I'd be sitting here today as leader of the Conservative Party, I have said that you were prone to fantasies'

1.

All You Need is Love

Performer Beatles

Composer Lennon/McCartney

Publisher EMI

CD Title The Beatles/1967-1970

Track 7

Label Apple

Rec No: CDPCSP 718

2.

Cwm Rhondda

Performer Morriston Orpheus Choir

Composer J Hughes-W Williams-P Williams

Publisher Grasmere music

CD Title Always on My Mind

Track 14

Label Grasmere

Rec No: GRCD 59

3.

Long Tall Sally

Performer Little Richard

Composer Johnson, Penniman, Blackwell

Publisher Speciality Records

CD Title Little Richard - 22 Classic Cuts

Track 1

Label ACE

Rec No: CDCH 195

4.

Blue Monk

Performer Thelonious Monk Quartet

Composer Thelonious Monk

Publisher Fantasy

CD Title Thelonious in Action

Track 5

Label Riverside

Rec No: OJCCD 103-2

5.

You'll Never Walk Alone

Performer Gerry and the Pacemakers

Composer Rogers and Hammerstein

Publisher See for Miles

CD Title Gerry and the Pacemakers:The E.P.

collection

Track 6

Label See for Miles

Rec No: SEECD 95

6.

2nd movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C

Performer Alfred Brendel with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner

Composer Mozart

Publisher Philips

CD Title Mozart: Piano Concertos K.450 and K.467

Label Philips

Rec No: 400 018-2

7.

A White Shade of Pale

Performer Procol Harum

Composer Brooker/Reid

Publisher Onward Music

CD Title Procol Harum/30th anniversary anthology

Label Westside

Rec No: WESX 301

8.

(Everything I do) I Do It for You

Performer Bryan Adams

Composer Bryan Adams

Publisher A and M records

CD Title (Everything I do) I Do It for You

Label A and M

Rec No: AMCD 789

Record: (Everything I do) I do it forYou

Book: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro

Luxury: A hot shower and some soap.

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Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the athlete Michael Johnson.

He is the only person ever to hold world records in the 200 and 400 metres at the same time and, by the time he hung up his legendary gold trainers, his haul of medals included five Olympic golds.

His upright running style earned him the nickname 'the duck'.

He says: "They called me a really fast duck! I was ranked number one in the world - I'm so far ahead of the other people, why am I the one that's wrong?"

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Michael Mansfield2010101720101022

Kirsty Young's castaway is the barrister Michael Mansfield.

He is one of Britain's leading QCs - the Birmingham six, the Marchioness disaster, the Stephen Lawrence trial and the death of Jean Charles de Menezes are only a handful of the high profile cases he's been involved in.

He describes himself as a 'radical lawyer' and says he's been educated by the cases he's taken on.

He has become, he says, increasingly angry and radical over the years.

"I do feel that reputation, standing up for principle, is one of the few ways in which a difference can be made.".

Barrister Michael Mansfield joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Record: The Goons - What's the Time, Eccles?

Book: The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine as his Bible: and

The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz

Luxury: A drum kit.

Michael Mcintyre2011071720110722

Comedian and Britain's Got Talent judge, Michael McIntyre, joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Comedian Michael McIntyre joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

interviewed by Kirsty Young's for Desert Island Discs.

In less than five years he's gone from being an unknown stand-up with debts of more than £30,000 to become one of the most successful comedians in the business - with awards, chart-topping DVDs and sell-out arena shows under his belt.

He says: "I was on the circuit for years, I did get more and more in debt - it really did drag on and I just couldn't get a break.

But when my chance came, I'd envisaged it so many times, I wasn't even nervous.

I knew I could do it."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites the actress Miriam Margolyes to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Molly Parkin2011050820110513

The Grande Dame of bohemian living, Molly Parkin, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island discs.

Molly Parkin joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the doyenne of bohemian living, Molly Parkin.

She left the Welsh valleys to train as a fine artist in London and was a successful painter then teacher before becoming a fashion writer and novelist.

She is as well known, though, for her lifestyle as her work.

She adopted a hedonistic approach to life - smoking and drinking through the night and picking up numerous lovers along the way.

Now aged 79 she prefers to live alone and says she has found a calmer way of living.

"I have been blessed, and made it my business, to surround myself with larger than life characters," she says, "love, on a very profound level comes unexpectedly and brilliantly."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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, academic and commentator, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the academic and commentator, Mona Siddiqui.

Born in Karachi and brought up in Huddersfield, she's a rarity - a female Muslim theologian. As Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at Edinburgh University her analysis regularly sheds light on controversial issues affecting the Muslim faith. Her calm and reasoned standpoint can be heard regularly on the Today programme's Thought for the Day.

Brought up in a house stuffed full of books, her academic promise revealed itself early on and despite dallying with the idea of journalism as a career, she finally followed the path her mother wanted for her - academia.

She says, "I like to be in places where I feel my voice can be heard and I can say things of some value."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Morrissey2009112920091204

Kirsty Young's castaway is Morrissey.

As the lead singer of The Smiths he captivated a generation of angst-ridden teenagers and, a quarter of a century later, he remains the outsider's outsider.

As a child, he was enthralled by the emotion and beauty in pop music.

He discovered the joy of public performance when, as a six-year-old boy, he stood on a table and started singing.

But from an early age he felt he had to avoid everything conventional life had to offer.

'I just didn't want the norm in any way, he says, 'and I didn't get it.

And I'm very glad.'.

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pop musician Neil Tennant

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Of his career, he says: "Joining the Liberal Party was a no brainer for me - when you're a young man, you don't get a calculator out saying 'Am I going to get to power?' you get propelled forward by idealism".

Yet this week more than any other, critics have questioned whether his interest in power has meant his ideals have had to take a back seat.

In this candid conversation, he describes the behind-the-scenes negotiations that underpinned the coalition and he shares the personal trauma when, after his wife and baby son had both been dangerously ill, he wondered whether a political career would place too heavy a burden on his family.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Nick Park2010121920101224

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning animator Nick Park.

His most famous creations are Wallace and Gromit: Gromit the silent but wise dog; Wallace, his well meaning owner with notably less brain-power.

They now hold the same place in the nation's heart at Christmas that Morcambe and Wise once occupied.

They are old-fashioned and quintessentially British - as familiar as bread and butter, or hoping the rain holds off - but their appeal is international.

The world they inhabit is one of Jacobs cream crackers and tea-strainers - so it's little surprise that in real life too Nick Park's own creature comforts are modest: "The thing is, I have everything I want really.

I've got my little house, I've got a campervan, I love the British countryside, I'm not after yachts or things like that."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Oscar winning film-maker Nick Park joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Record: I Forgot that Love Existed - Van Morrison

Book: A Collins Bird book

Luxury: My own 'Amazing pair of binoculars'.

Nicky Haslam * *2009080220090807

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interior decorator, socialite and one-time cowboy, Nicky Haslam.

His life defies easy description.

In America in the 1960s, he was part of Andy Warhol's circle of friends.

He got to know Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor and met Cyd Charisse and President Kennedy; and after all that, he became a cowboy.

When he returned to Britain he brought the sleek style of the States with him.

When he is designing a room, he says, first he lets the room speak to him, then his client - then he gets the last word on how it should look.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the interior designer Nicky Haslam.

Noah Stewart20121014

Kirsty Young's castaway is the American opera singer, Noah Stewart.

He's a hit in opera houses around the world and his solo CD has topped the classical charts. Yet for a long time the closest he managed to get to the stage was as a receptionist at Carnegie Hall. He won a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York though while waiting for his big break, he waited tables and did voice overs for Sesame Street.

Blessed not only with rich, clear tenor tones he also possesses the good looks of a Hollywood film star. Brought up by his single mother in Harlem, he still lives with her when he's not travelling the world and says of the neighbourhood he grew up in,... "for me it was hard to be there... because I just didn't see many successful black men around... there were just not many of us who made it out".

Producer: Christine Pawlowsky.

Novelist alexander Mccall Smith2005061920050624
Novelist Paulo Coelho2005070320050708
Pat Barker20031114

Sue Lawley talks to Booker prize-winning novelist Pat Barker, who chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

Patsy Rodenburg2012030420120309

Patsy Rodenburg, renowned voice coach, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young's castaway is the renowned voice coach Patsy Rodenburg.

Her work at the National Theatre and the RSC has spanned decades and her students include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Maggie Smith and Daniel Day Lewis. But her work takes her away from the stage too - she has coached politicians and helped offenders in prison. She says: "I did some work on Hamlet in a top security prison and the guy playing Claudius was a murderer and he spoke, 'Oh my offence is rank, it smells to heaven', and he just broke."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Paul Dacre2004012520040130

One of Britain's most powerful men -- a man feared and wooed by the government in equal measure, he is the editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre.

Paul Johnson2012011520120120

Historian and writer Paul Johnson is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and historian Paul Johnson.

He writes, he says, out of a desire to 'put things right' and more than fifty books and thousands of articles have flowed from his pen. His opinions have provoked, offended and enraged plenty of people over the years and sweeping works about modernity, morality, art and philosophy, sit alongside fiercely opinionated biographies and essays. He says: "I like to be, in general, in agreement with what most people think, but I also like to be a little bit independent and individual and, thank God, I've been allowed to do that all my writing life."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Paul O'grady2003122820040102
Peace Campaigner Satish Kumar2005052920050603
Pen Hadow2004051620040521

Sue Lawley talks to the explorer Pen Hadow.

Penelope Wilton2008033020080404

Kirsty Young invites actress Penelope Wilton to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Peter Ackroyd2012052020120525

Kirsty Young's castaway is the novelist, historian and biographer, Peter Ackroyd.

As a child he used to walk the streets of London with his grandmother - an experience that, he believes, fostered his own love for the city. He was appointed literary editor of The Spectator when he was just 23 and has gone on to write dozens of books since. He has written a biography of London, as well as books about people he calls 'cockney visionaries' such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and, now, Charlie Chaplin. Yet, of the work he's produced so far, he says: "Every book for me is a chapter in the long book which will finally be closed on the day of my death. So that final book is the one which gives me a sense of achievement."

Producer: Christine Pawlowsky.

Kirsty Young interviews novelist Peter Ackroyd.

Peter Maxwell Davies2005013020050204

Sue Lawley invites the composer Peter Maxwell Davies to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Peter Sallis *2009051720090522

Kirsty Young invites actor Peter Sallis to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

As the unassuming Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine and the equally mild-mannered Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, Sallis brings to life a sepia-tinted Britain that barely seems to exist any more.

Now aged 88 and with failing eyesight, no-one, he says, is more surprised at his success than himself.

'I've been lucky enough to keep going and I realise now, though it's taken me nearly 100 years, that my voice is distinctive.

I'm very lucky indeed.'.

Photographer Mario Testino2005102320051028
Piers Morgan2009060720090612

Kirsty Young's castaway is the journalist and broadcaster Piers Morgan.

He spent more than a decade as a Fleet Street editor and pioneered a style of journalism that devoured the day-to-day lives of celebrities.

Now, he has become something of a celebrity himself, fronting a TV interview programme and sitting as a judge on both America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent.

He is, according to one friend, 'the ultimate proof that self-confidence and self-belief can become a self-fulfilling prophecy'.

Politician Shirley Williams2006012920060203
Principal Ballerina Darcey Bussell2006051420060519
Prof Hugh Pennington *2009071220090717

Kirsty Young's castaway is Professor Hugh Pennington.

Professor Pennington has spent his life trying to understand diseases and how they spread.

He has chaired two major enquiries into E.

coli and his influence is felt everywhere from school kitchens to hospital wards.

But he concedes that in his own home, efforts to ban the humble tea-towel from his kitchen have so far failed.

Kirsty Young's castaway is bacteriologist Prof Hugh Pennington

Professor Brian Cox20111230

Kirsty Young's castaway is the scientist Professor Brian Cox.

In the press he's been called 'the pin-up professor' and his enormously popular TV series have been credited with creating the 'Brian Cox effect' - a surge in the number of would-be scientists applying to university. As a teenager he decided he wanted to be a rock star; he toured the world as a member of the band Dare and performed on Top of the Pops with his second group D:Ream.

He says:"I hope, we're beginning to treat ideas almost like we treated rock and roll - I hope so, it would be wonderful, wouldn't it, if ideas were the new rock and roll?"

Producer: Corinna Jones.

Professor Colin Pillinger2009102520091030

Kirsty Young's castaway is the scientist Professor Colin Pillinger.

A world-class planetary scientist, his first job was for NASA, analysing the lunar samples brought back by Apollo 11.

He is best known, though, for being the public face of Beagle 2, the daring mission to search for life on Mars.

Although Beagle 2 was unsuccessful, he is adamant that the mission was not a failure.

Now it is hoped that the technology developed for the mission to Mars can be used to diagnose TB faster than has ever been possible before.

Kirsty Young's castaway is scientist Professor Colin Pillinger.

Professor Dame Kay Davies2009021520090220

Kirsty Young invites Professor Dame Kay Davies, Director of Genetics at Oxford University, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Professor David Phillips2011050120110506

Emeritus Professor at Imperial College, University of London and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor David Phillips, joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor David Phillips.

His love of science has taken him on an extraordinary journey.

At the height of the Cold War, he swapped a post in America for a place at the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, where he partied with the Bolshoi and was interrogated by the KGB.

He is also Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College, but, despite his eminence, he admits his students had a 'professor button' fitted onto their hi-tech lasers.

It was, he explains, a knob he could twiddle while showing visitors around the lab, but it wasn't connected to the machinery and meant he didn't ruin his students' experiments.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Professor of Chemistry David Phillips joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Professor Jim Al-khalili2010021420100219

Kirsty Young's castaway is the physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

He's spent his adult life studying sub-atomic particles - and trying to explain them to the rest of us.

He fell in love with physics when he was a teenager growing up in Iraq.

With an Iraqi father and English mother, the Baghdad he spent his early years in was cosmopolitan and vibrant but, once Saddam Hussein came to power, his parents realised the family would have to flee, and he has lived and worked in Britain for the past 30 years.

Programme Catalogue - Details: john Sessions19900225

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: IAN TRETHOWAN SIR

Previous in series: JOHN PILGER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

example of an improvisation and refs.

to doing impersonations for 'Spitting Image'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Sessions (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 401188.

Programme Catalogue - Details: john Sessions19900302

First broadcast on 1990-02-25

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: IAN TRETHOWAN SIR

Previous in series: JOHN PILGER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

example of an improvisation and refs.

to doing impersonations for 'Spitting Image'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Sessions (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 401188.

Programme Catalogue - Details: jonathan Pryce19900520

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: David Blunkett M.P

Previous in series: MOLLY KEANE

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actor talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

ref.

to playing Hamlet shortly after his father had died, 'Miss Saigon' and his enjoyment of appearing in a musical.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

20 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

25 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Jonathan Pryce (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 440704.

Programme Catalogue - Details: jonathan Pryce19900525

First broadcast on 1990-05-20

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: David Blunkett M.P

Previous in series: MOLLY KEANE

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actor talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

ref.

to playing Hamlet shortly after his father had died, 'Miss Saigon' and his enjoyment of appearing in a musical.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

20 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

25 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Jonathan Pryce (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 440704.

Programme Catalogue - Details: june Whitfield19900429

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: PRUE LEITH

Previous in series: Mary Wesley

Description

SBH:The comedy actress talks about her life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to 'Take It From Here', 'The Glums' and Terry Scott.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

29 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

04 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

June Whitfield (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 389158.

Programme Catalogue - Details: june Whitfield19900504

First broadcast on 1990-04-29

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: PRUE LEITH

Previous in series: Mary Wesley

Description

SBH:The comedy actress talks about her life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to 'Take It From Here', 'The Glums' and Terry Scott.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

29 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

04 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

June Whitfield (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 389158.

Programme Catalogue - Details: mary Wesley19900422

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: June Whitfield

Previous in series: SIR CRISPIN TICKELL

Description

SBH:DESERT ISLAND DISCS: The novelist Mary Wesley chooses the eight records she would take to the mystical desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Produced by Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

27 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

09 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Mary Wesley (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 585128.

Programme Catalogue - Details: mary Wesley19900427

First broadcast on 1990-04-22

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: June Whitfield

Previous in series: SIR CRISPIN TICKELL

Description

SBH:DESERT ISLAND DISCS: The novelist Mary Wesley chooses the eight records she would take to the mystical desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Produced by Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

22 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

27 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

09 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Mary Wesley (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 585128.

Programme Catalogue - Details: mary Wesley1990120919901214
Programme Catalogue - Details: Barbara Castle19901111

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ELIZABETH WELCH

Previous in series: LORD ANNAN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: Barbara Castle (Baroness Castle of Blackburn) talks about her life and career and chooses her 8 favourite records.

Includes refs.

to reasons she doesn't use her title', early life, marriage, sacking by PM James Callaghan, time as MEP.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

11 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Barbara Castle (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 396409.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Barbara Castle19901116

First broadcast on 1990-11-11

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ELIZABETH WELCH

Previous in series: LORD ANNAN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: Barbara Castle (Baroness Castle of Blackburn) talks about her life and career and chooses her 8 favourite records.

Includes refs.

to reasons she doesn't use her title', early life, marriage, sacking by PM James Callaghan, time as MEP.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

11 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Barbara Castle (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 396409.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Barbara Windsor19900923

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GARY LINEKER

Previous in series: RUTH WESTHEIMER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to Kenneth Williams, the Kray Twins and her marriage to Ronnie Knight.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

23 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Barbara Windsor (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 469362.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Barbara Windsor19900928

First broadcast on 1990-09-23

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GARY LINEKER

Previous in series: RUTH WESTHEIMER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to Kenneth Williams, the Kray Twins and her marriage to Ronnie Knight.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

23 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Barbara Windsor (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 469362.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Baroness Trumpington1990112519901130

First broadcast on 1990-11-25

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: EDUARDO PAOLOZZI

Previous in series: ELIZABETH WELCH

Description

SBH:Baroness Trumpington, Minister of State for Agriculture, talks about her life and chooses eight records to take to the desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

25 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

30 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

04 Aug 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Aug 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Jean Trumpington (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 321767.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brian Keenan19901223

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD GOODMAN

Previous in series: EDUARDO PAOLOZZI

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Brian Keenan, former hostage in Lebanon, talks about his life and his captivity, and chooses eight records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Brian Keenan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 378763.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Brian Keenan19901228

First broadcast on 1990-12-23

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD GOODMAN

Previous in series: EDUARDO PAOLOZZI

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Brian Keenan, former hostage in Lebanon, talks about his life and his captivity, and chooses eight records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

23 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Brian Keenan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 378763.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chili Bouchier1996012119960126

First broadcast on 1996-01-21

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Julian Barnes

Previous in series: JIMMY MCGOVERN

Description

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

entertainers

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

09 Aug 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Chili Bouchier (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Christopher Hampton1996010719960112

First broadcast on 1996-01-07

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JIMMY MCGOVERN

Previous in series: MARGARET TEBBIT

Description

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

07 Jan 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

12 Jan 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Christopher Hampton (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Clive Jenkins19901014

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ERNIE WISE

Previous in series: JOHN THAW

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: one of the leading figures in the trade union movement, the former Gen.

Sec.

of the A.S.T.M.S., talks about his life and career and chooses his eight favourite records.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

14 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Clive Jenkins (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 431917.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Clive Jenkins19901019

First broadcast on 1990-10-14

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ERNIE WISE

Previous in series: JOHN THAW

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: one of the leading figures in the trade union movement, the former Gen.

Sec.

of the A.S.T.M.S., talks about his life and career and chooses his eight favourite records.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

14 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Clive Jenkins (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 431917.

Programme Catalogue - Details: David Blunkett M.p19900527

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Ken Dodd

Previous in series: Jonathan Pryce

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - the Labour politician talks about his life and career and chooses his 8 favourite records.

Particular ref.

to his blindness and difficult early life in Sheffield.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

27 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

01 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

David Blunkett (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 396854.

Programme Catalogue - Details: David Blunkett M.p19900601

First broadcast on 1990-05-27

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Ken Dodd

Previous in series: Jonathan Pryce

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - the Labour politician talks about his life and career and chooses his 8 favourite records.

Particular ref.

to his blindness and difficult early life in Sheffield.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

27 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

01 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

David Blunkett (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 396854.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dennis Skinner19900112

Next in series: John Peel

Previous in series: Dirk Bogarde

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: the backbench Labour MP talks about his life and chooses his eight favourite records.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

12 Jan 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Dennis Skinner (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 403030.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Desmond Tutu19950908

First broadcast on 1994-11-06

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT

Previous in series: KATHLEEN HALE

Description

*Commercial discs

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

Broadcast history

06 Nov 1994 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

11 Nov 1994 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

08 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Desmond Tutu (Speaker)

Recorded on 1994-10-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Duchess Of Kent1990121619901221

First broadcast on 1989-12-24

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Dirk Bogarde

Previous in series: PAULINE COLLINS

Description

SBH:HRH The Duchess of Kent talks about her love of music and work for charities and chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Notes: CAIRS 339522.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eduardo Paolozzi1990120219901207

First broadcast on 1990-12-02

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: BRIAN KEENAN

Previous in series: BARONESS TRUMPINGTON

Description

SBH:The sculptor talks about his life and chooses 8 gramophone records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

02 Dec 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Dec 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Eduardo Paolozzi (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 549602.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Elizabeth Welch1990111819901123

First broadcast on 1990-11-18

Producer: B.

OSBORNE

Next in series: BARONESS TRUMPINGTON

Previous in series: BARBARA CASTLE

Broadcast history

18 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-11-14.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eric Clapton19900729

First broadcast on 1989-09-10

Producer: O.SELIGMAN

Next in series: Penelope Lively

Previous in series: DAME Vera Lynn

Description

SBH:Rock guitarist Eric Clapton talks about his life and career and chooses his Desert Island Discs.

Refs.

to drug addiction; George Harrison; his love for Patti Harrison.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley

DTF:Documents: PasB TXN/TDT:R4 10-Sep-1989 CON:CLAPTON Eric (spkr) LAWLEY Sue (int)

Broadcast history

10 Sep 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

15 Sep 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

29 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

03 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Eric Clapton (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201288.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eric Clapton19900803
Programme Catalogue - Details: Ernie Wise19901021

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: NICHOLAS SNOWMAN

Previous in series: CLIVE JENKINS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his early years in show business, Jack Hylton, his partnership with Eric Morecambe, Des O'Connor, the effect of Eric's death.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

21 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Ernie Wise (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 653728.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ernie Wise19901026

First broadcast on 1990-10-21

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: NICHOLAS SNOWMAN

Previous in series: CLIVE JENKINS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his early years in show business, Jack Hylton, his partnership with Eric Morecambe, Des O'Connor, the effect of Eric's death.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

21 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Ernie Wise (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 653728.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eve Arnold19960204

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SUSAN HILL

Previous in series: Julian Barnes

Description

This week's castaway is photographer Eve ARNOLD.

She talks to Sue Lawley

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

26 Jul 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Roy Plomley (Author)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Eve Arnold (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Eve Arnold19960209

First broadcast on 1996-02-04

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SUSAN HILL

Previous in series: Julian Barnes

Description

This week's castaway is photographer Eve ARNOLD.

She talks to Sue Lawley

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

26 Jul 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Roy Plomley (Author)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Eve Arnold (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-19.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gary Lineker19900930

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN THAW

Previous in series: Barbara Windsor

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Gary Lineker, the Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer, talks about his life and career and chooses eight records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

30 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Sue Lawley (Speaker)

Gary Lineker (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 378484.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gary Lineker19901005

First broadcast on 1990-09-30

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN THAW

Previous in series: Barbara Windsor

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Gary Lineker, the Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer, talks about his life and career and chooses eight records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

30 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Sue Lawley (Speaker)

Gary Lineker (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 378484.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Carmen, Qc19900624

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: KAFFE FASSETT

Previous in series: HAROLD FIELDING

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The barrister talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to representing Jeremy Thorpe and Ken Dodd and the qualities necessary to be a good advocate.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

24 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

29 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Carman (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 449222.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Carmen, Qc19900629

First broadcast on 1990-06-24

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: KAFFE FASSETT

Previous in series: HAROLD FIELDING

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The barrister talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to representing Jeremy Thorpe and Ken Dodd and the qualities necessary to be a good advocate.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

24 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

29 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Carman (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 449222.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Porter19900311

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: RICHARD ROGERS

Previous in series: IAN TRETHOWAN SIR

Broadcast history

11 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

10 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Porter19900316

First broadcast on 1990-03-11

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: RICHARD ROGERS

Previous in series: IAN TRETHOWAN SIR

Broadcast history

11 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

05 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

10 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Porter19900805
Programme Catalogue - Details: George Porter19900810
Programme Catalogue - Details: George Steiner19960218

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SIR ROY CALNE

Previous in series: SUSAN HILL

Description

SBH:Professor of Philosophy George Steiner interviewed on his life and career and choses 8 records to take to an imaginary desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Jul 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Steiner (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 641587.

Programme Catalogue - Details: George Steiner19960223

First broadcast on 1996-02-18

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SIR ROY CALNE

Previous in series: SUSAN HILL

Description

SBH:Professor of Philosophy George Steiner interviewed on his life and career and choses 8 records to take to an imaginary desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Jul 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Steiner (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 641587.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Harold Fielding19900617

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE CARMEN, QC

Previous in series: MAEVE BINCHY

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The theatrical impresario talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his failed musical 'Ziegfeld'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

17 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

22 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Harold Fielding (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 440714.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Harold Fielding19900622

First broadcast on 1990-06-17

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE CARMEN, QC

Previous in series: MAEVE BINCHY

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The theatrical impresario talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his failed musical 'Ziegfeld'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

17 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

22 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Harold Fielding (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 440714.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ian Trethowan Sir19900304

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE PORTER

Previous in series: John Sessions

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The former Director-General of the BBC talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

04 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Ian Trethowan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408430.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ian Trethowan Sir19900309

First broadcast on 1990-03-04

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE PORTER

Previous in series: John Sessions

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The former Director-General of the BBC talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

04 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Ian Trethowan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408430.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jack Lemmon19900401

First broadcast on 1989-10-08

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Alan Plater

Previous in series: Lucinda Lambton

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The American film actor talks about his life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his films 'Some Like It Hot', 'The China Syndrome' and 'Missing'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

08 Oct 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

13 Oct 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

06 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Jack Lemmon (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 397432.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jack Lemmon19900406
Programme Catalogue - Details: Jean Rook19900715

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON

Previous in series: PETER JONAS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The journalist talks about her life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to Derek Jameson, Eric Morley, to suffering from breast cancer and the trauma of a burglary at her house which led indirectly to the death of her husband.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

15 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

20 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Jean Rook (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 507968.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jean Rook19900720

First broadcast on 1990-07-15

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON

Previous in series: PETER JONAS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The journalist talks about her life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to Derek Jameson, Eric Morley, to suffering from breast cancer and the trauma of a burglary at her house which led indirectly to the death of her husband.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

15 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

20 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Jean Rook (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 507968.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Jimmy Mcgovern1996011419960119

First broadcast on 1996-01-14

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: CHILI BOUCHIER

Previous in series: CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

Description

The castaway this week is screenwriter Jimmy MCGOVERN.

He will be talking to

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

14 Jan 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Jan 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

17 Jan 1997 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Jimmy Mcgovern (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Joan Collins19900722

First broadcast on 1989-06-25

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MARK MCCORMACK

Previous in series: Maria Aitken

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

ref.

to acting with Bette Davis and getting older.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

25 Jun 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

30 Jun 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

22 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

27 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Joan Collins (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 344841.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Joan Collins19900727
Programme Catalogue - Details: John Biffen19900325

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SIR CRISPIN TICKELL

Previous in series: RICHARD ROGERS

Broadcast history

25 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

30 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Biffen19900330

First broadcast on 1990-03-25

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: SIR CRISPIN TICKELL

Previous in series: RICHARD ROGERS

Broadcast history

25 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

30 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Pilger19900218

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: John Sessions

Previous in series: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The journalist talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to witnessing the assassination of Robert Kennedy and working for 'Daily Mirror'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Pilger (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408709.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Pilger19900223

First broadcast on 1990-02-18

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: John Sessions

Previous in series: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The journalist talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to witnessing the assassination of Robert Kennedy and working for 'Daily Mirror'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

18 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Pilger (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408709.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Thaw19901007

Producer: OLIVIA SELIGMAN

Next in series: CLIVE JENKINS

Previous in series: GARY LINEKER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actor talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his wife Sheila Hancock and his roles in Inspector Morse and The Sweeney.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

07 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

12 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Jul 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Thaw (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470207.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Thaw19901012

First broadcast on 1990-10-07

Producer: OLIVIA SELIGMAN

Next in series: CLIVE JENKINS

Previous in series: GARY LINEKER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actor talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his wife Sheila Hancock and his roles in Inspector Morse and The Sweeney.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

07 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

12 Oct 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

14 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Jul 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

John Thaw (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470207.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Updike19950910

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MP) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: MAX NICHOLSON

Previous in series: WENDY RICHARD

Description

COMMERCIALS USED

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

10 Sep 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

15 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Dymphna Flynn (Producer)

John Updike (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: John Updike19950915

First broadcast on 1995-09-10

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MP) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: MAX NICHOLSON

Previous in series: WENDY RICHARD

Description

COMMERCIALS USED

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

10 Sep 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

15 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Dymphna Flynn (Producer)

John Updike (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Julian Barnes1996012819960202

First broadcast on 1996-01-28

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE (MP) DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: EVE ARNOLD

Previous in series: CHILI BOUCHIER

Description

COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS USED

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

metroland (novel)

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

02 Aug 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Julian Barnes (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Kaffe Fassett19900701

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: PETER JONAS

Previous in series: GEORGE CARMEN, QC

Description

SBH:The knitter and designer talks about his life and chooses eight recordings to take with him to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

01 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

06 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

29 Mar 1992 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Kaffe Fassett (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 547098.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Kaffe Fassett19900706

First broadcast on 1990-07-01

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: PETER JONAS

Previous in series: GEORGE CARMEN, QC

Description

SBH:The knitter and designer talks about his life and chooses eight recordings to take with him to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

01 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

06 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

29 Mar 1992 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Kaffe Fassett (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 547098.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ken Dodd19900603

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MAEVE BINCHY

Previous in series: David Blunkett M.P

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his interest in the art of comedy and his enjoyment of performing.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

03 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

08 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Ken Dodd (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 441001.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ken Dodd19900608

First broadcast on 1990-06-03

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MAEVE BINCHY

Previous in series: David Blunkett M.P

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The comedian talks about his life and career and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to his interest in the art of comedy and his enjoyment of performing.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

03 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

08 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Ken Dodd (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 441001.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Annan19901104

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: BARBARA CASTLE

Previous in series: NICHOLAS SNOWMAN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: academic, historian and public servant Lord Annan talks about his life and career and chooses his favourite music.

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

21 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Jul 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Noel Annan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 453936.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Annan19901109

First broadcast on 1990-11-04

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: BARBARA CASTLE

Previous in series: NICHOLAS SNOWMAN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: academic, historian and public servant Lord Annan talks about his life and career and chooses his favourite music.

Broadcast history

04 Nov 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

21 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Jul 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Noel Annan (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 453936.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Charteris19900909

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: RUTH WESTHEIMER

Previous in series: ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON

Description

SBH:Lord Charteris, private secretary to the Queen for over 20 years and now Provost of Eton, talks about his life and chooses music to take to the mythical island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

09 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

31 Mar 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Apr 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Martin Charteris Of Amisfield (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 502267.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Charteris19900914

First broadcast on 1990-09-09

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: RUTH WESTHEIMER

Previous in series: ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON

Description

SBH:Lord Charteris, private secretary to the Queen for over 20 years and now Provost of Eton, talks about his life and chooses music to take to the mythical island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

09 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

31 Mar 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Apr 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Martin Charteris Of Amisfield (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 502267.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Weidenfeld19900128

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Sarah Miles

Previous in series: SIR Robin Day

Description

SBH:Desrt Island Discs - Lord WEIDENFELD, the publisher, talks to Sue Lawley about his life and chooses 8 discs to take to his desert island.

Refs.

to his childhood in Austria, coming to England in 1938, working for BBC Monitoring Service and his marriages.

Book: 'Pickwick Papers'.

Luxury: well-sprung armchair.

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Weidenfeld (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 386608.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lord Weidenfeld19900202

First broadcast on 1990-01-28

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Sarah Miles

Previous in series: SIR Robin Day

Description

SBH:Desrt Island Discs - Lord WEIDENFELD, the publisher, talks to Sue Lawley about his life and chooses 8 discs to take to his desert island.

Refs.

to his childhood in Austria, coming to England in 1938, working for BBC Monitoring Service and his marriages.

Book: 'Pickwick Papers'.

Luxury: well-sprung armchair.

Broadcast history

28 Jan 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

George Weidenfeld (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 386608.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lucinda Lambton19900408

First broadcast on 1989-10-01

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JACK LEMMON

Previous in series: JOHN OGDON

Description

SBH:The passionate conservationist of British architectural heritage talks about her life and chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

A programme in the series Desert Island Discs.

Broadcast history

01 Oct 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

06 Oct 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

08 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

13 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Lucinda Lambton (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 405140.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Lucinda Lambton19900413
Programme Catalogue - Details: Lynda La Plante19950901

First broadcast on 1994-10-23

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: KATHLEEN HALE

Previous in series: SIR GEORGE CHRISTIE

Description

The castaway this week is the screenwriter, Lynda LA PLANTE.

She will be talking to Sue Lawley about her life and work and choosing eight records to

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

23 Oct 1994 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Oct 1994 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

01 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Lynda La Plante (Speaker)

Recorded on 1994-10-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Maeve Binchy19900610

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: HAROLD FIELDING

Previous in series: Ken Dodd

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Maeve BINCHY, the Irish writer, talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work, and chooses 8 records to take to the mythical island.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

10 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

15 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Maeve Binchy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 459277.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Maeve Binchy19900615

First broadcast on 1990-06-10

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: HAROLD FIELDING

Previous in series: Ken Dodd

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Maeve BINCHY, the Irish writer, talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work, and chooses 8 records to take to the mythical island.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

10 Jun 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

15 Jun 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Maeve Binchy (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 459277.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Margaret Tebbit19960105

First broadcast on 1995-12-31

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

Previous in series: Petula ClarkE

Description

*

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

31 Dec 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Jan 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

05 Jul 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Margaret Tebbit (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-12-01.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Maurice Saatchi1995092419950929

First broadcast on 1995-09-24

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Notes: MASTER TAPE INDEXED BY SOUND ARCHIVE TK DO NOT EDIT

Next in series: JENNY PITMAN

Previous in series: MAX NICHOLSON

Description

*

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

24 Sep 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

29 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Maurice Saatchi (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Max Nicholson19950917

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Maurice Saatchi

Previous in series: John Updike

Broadcast history

17 Sep 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

22 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Max Nicholson19950922

First broadcast on 1995-09-17

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Maurice Saatchi

Previous in series: John Updike

Broadcast history

17 Sep 1995 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

22 Sep 1995 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-07-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Michael Tilson Thomas19900211

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN PILGER

Previous in series: Sarah Miles

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Michael Tilson Thomas19900216

First broadcast on 1990-02-11

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN PILGER

Previous in series: Sarah Miles

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-02-08.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Molly Keane19900513

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Jonathan Pryce

Previous in series: PRUE LEITH

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - the writer Molly KEANE talks to Sue Lawley about her life and chooses 8 discs to take to the mythical island.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

13 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

18 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

28 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Aug 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Molly Keane (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 528357.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Molly Keane19900518

First broadcast on 1990-05-13

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Jonathan Pryce

Previous in series: PRUE LEITH

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - the writer Molly KEANE talks to Sue Lawley about her life and chooses 8 discs to take to the mythical island.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

13 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

18 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

28 Jul 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Aug 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Molly Keane (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 528357.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nicholas Snowman19901028

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD ANNAN

Previous in series: ERNIE WISE

Broadcast history

28 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nicholas Snowman19901102

First broadcast on 1990-10-28

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD ANNAN

Previous in series: ERNIE WISE

Broadcast history

28 Oct 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

02 Nov 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Peter Jonas19900708

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JEAN ROOK

Previous in series: KAFFE FASSETT

Description

The castaway this week is Peter JONAS, of the English National Opera.

He'll

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

13 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Peter Jonas (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Peter Jonas19900713

First broadcast on 1990-07-08

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JEAN ROOK

Previous in series: KAFFE FASSETT

Description

The castaway this week is Peter JONAS, of the English National Opera.

He'll

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Jul 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

13 Jul 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Peter Jonas (Speaker)

Recorded on 1990-07-05.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prue Leith19900506

Next in series: PRUE LEITH

Previous in series: June Whitfield

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: the restaurateur and cookery writer talks about her life and career and chooses her favourite music.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

06 May 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Prue Leith (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 463104.

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MOLLY KEANE

Previous in series: PRUE LEITH

06 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

11 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Prue Leith19900511

First broadcast on 1990-05-06

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MOLLY KEANE

Previous in series: PRUE LEITH

Broadcast history

06 May 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

11 May 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-05-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Richard Rogers19900318

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN BIFFEN

Previous in series: GEORGE PORTER

Broadcast history

18 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

05 May 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

10 May 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Richard Rogers19900323

First broadcast on 1990-03-18

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: JOHN BIFFEN

Previous in series: GEORGE PORTER

Broadcast history

18 Mar 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

23 Mar 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

05 May 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

10 May 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Robin Knox19900902

-JOHNSTON

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD CHARTERIS

Previous in series: JEAN ROOK

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Robin Knox-Johnston, round-the-world sailor, talks about his life and career.

Ref.

to his boat Suhaili.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

02 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Robin Knox-Johnston (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 337036.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Robin Knox19900907

-JOHNSTON

First broadcast on 1990-09-02

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD CHARTERIS

Previous in series: JEAN ROOK

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Robin Knox-Johnston, round-the-world sailor, talks about his life and career.

Ref.

to his boat Suhaili.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

02 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Robin Knox-Johnston (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 337036.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ruth Westheimer19900916

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Barbara Windsor

Previous in series: LORD CHARTERIS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Dr.

Ruth WESTHEIMER, the sex therapist, talks to Sue Lawley about her life and chooses 8 records to take to the mythical island.

Refs.

to leaving Germany in 1939 after Hitler came to power, her radio and TV shows and her height (4'7").

Luxury: Maron Glacee.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Ruth Westheimer (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 438552.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Ruth Westheimer19900921

First broadcast on 1990-09-16

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Barbara Windsor

Previous in series: LORD CHARTERIS

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Dr.

Ruth WESTHEIMER, the sex therapist, talks to Sue Lawley about her life and chooses 8 records to take to the mythical island.

Refs.

to leaving Germany in 1939 after Hitler came to power, her radio and TV shows and her height (4'7").

Luxury: Maron Glacee.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Sep 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Ruth Westheimer (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 438552.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sarah Miles19900204

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

Previous in series: LORD WEIDENFELD

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to being expelled from Roedean and marrying Robert Bolt twice.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Aug 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Aug 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Sarah Miles (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 397496.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sarah Miles19900209

First broadcast on 1990-02-04

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

Previous in series: LORD WEIDENFELD

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to being expelled from Roedean and marrying Robert Bolt twice.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

11 Aug 1991 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Aug 1991 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Sarah Miles (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 397496.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Seamus Heaney19900826

First broadcast on 1989-11-19

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Notes: REEL 2 MISSING NO COPY MADE

Next in series: LADY MOSLEY

Previous in series: MICHAEL CODRON

Description

This week's castaway is Oxford Professor of Poetry, Seamus Heaney.

He talks

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

personality request programmes (genre)

music programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

19 Nov 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

24 Nov 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

31 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Roy Plomley (Author)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Seamus Heaney (Speaker)

Recorded on 1989-11-16.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Seamus Heaney19900831
Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Crispin Tickell19900415

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Mary Wesley

Previous in series: JOHN BIFFEN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations talks about his life in the Diplomatic Service, and also about his fascination with climatic and environmental matters.

Anecdote about being knighted whilst aboard Britannia.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

15 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

20 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

24 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Crispin Tickell (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 431928.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Crispin Tickell19900420

First broadcast on 1990-04-15

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Mary Wesley

Previous in series: JOHN BIFFEN

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs: Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations talks about his life in the Diplomatic Service, and also about his fascination with climatic and environmental matters.

Anecdote about being knighted whilst aboard Britannia.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

15 Apr 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

20 Apr 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

24 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Crispin Tickell (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 431928.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Crispin Tickell19900819
Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Crispin Tickell19900824
Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Robin Day19900121

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD WEIDENFELD

Previous in series: John Peel

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The broadcaster and political interviewer talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Robin Day (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408419.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Robin Day19900126

First broadcast on 1990-01-21

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: LORD WEIDENFELD

Previous in series: John Peel

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The broadcaster and political interviewer talks about his life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Robin Day (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 408419.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sir Roy Calne19960225

Producer: SELIGMAN, Olivia

Next in series: SIR ROY CALNE

Previous in series: GEORGE STEINER

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - Professor Sir Roy CALNE, surgeon and artist, talks to Sue Lawley about his work on kidney and liver transplants and his painting.

Refs.

to the NHS and his book 'Too Many People'.

He chooses his 8 records to take to the mythical island.

Luxury: paints and canvas.

Producer: Olivia Seligman.

Broadcast history

25 Feb 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Roy Calne (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 730631.

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: Gordon Brown MP

Previous in series: SIR ROY CALNE

25 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

01 Mar 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-02-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Susan Hill19960211

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE STEINER

Previous in series: EVE ARNOLD

Description

COMMERCIALS USED

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

i'm the king of the castle (fiction)

sequels to novels

rebecca (novel)

mrs de winter (novel)

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

16 Aug 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Susan Hill (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Susan Hill19960216

First broadcast on 1996-02-11

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: GEORGE STEINER

Previous in series: EVE ARNOLD

Description

COMMERCIALS USED

Subject Categories

personality request programmes (genre)

i'm the king of the castle (fiction)

sequels to novels

rebecca (novel)

mrs de winter (novel)

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1996 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

16 Aug 1996 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley

Olivia Seligman (Producer)

Susan Hill (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Thora Hird19900812

First broadcast on 1989-05-14

Producer: O.

SELIGMAN

Next in series: NICHOLAS HENDERSON

Previous in series: Lenny Henry

Description

SBH:Desert Island Discs - The actress talks about her life and work and chooses 8 records to take to a desert island.

Incl.

refs.

to her TV series 'Praise Be' and her role in Alan Bennett's monologue 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee'.

Interviewer: Sue Lawley.

Broadcast history

14 May 1989 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 May 1989 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

12 Aug 1990 12:15-12:55 (RADIO 4)

17 Aug 1990 09:05-09:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sue Lawley (int)

Thora Hird (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 325721.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Thora Hird19900817
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Kirsty Young invites illustrator Quentin Blake to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Ralph Kohn2004032120040326

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Ralph Kohn, head of a major pharmaceutical company and a baritone singer.

Randy Newman2008101920081024

Kirsty Young invites the singer-songwriter Randy Newman to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Raymond Briggs2005032020050325

Sue Lawley invites the illustrator and author Raymond Briggs to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Raymond Tallis2007032520070330

physician, philosopher, poet and novelist Prof Raymond Tallis.

Renée Fleming20051118

Sue Lawley invites the opera singer Renée Fleming to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Richard Madeley *2009030820090313

Kirsty Young invites broadcaster Richard Madeley to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites broadcaster Richard Madeley to choose eight records.

Rob Brydon2010051620100521

The comedian and actor Rob Brydon joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

Growing up in Port Talbot, South Wales, he discovered performing when he was a teenager and says he came alive when he was on stage: so much so that he left school with only a couple of O Levels.

For years, he made a comfortable but unfulfilling living recording voice-overs and working on a television shopping channel.

He always dreamed of working in comedy, though, and eventually it was 'Marion and Geoff' and then 'Gavin and Stacey' that made him a household name.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and actor Rob Brydon

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Kirsty Young talks to actor Robert Hardy.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Robert Hardy.

He became a household name as the vet Siegfried Farnon in the hit TV series All Creatures Great and Small and, to a younger generation, he is the Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter films.

But the role he is best known for is Winston Churchill - he won a Bafta for his performance in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.

He believes actors are born rather than made and his own ambitions crystallised when, as a very young boy, he was a page boy at a wedding: "I walked down the aisle with my head held high and as I went, every eye was turned towards me and something inside me said, "That's it, get every eye on you".

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Actor Robert Hardy is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the best-selling writer Robert Harris.

He was, apparently, a political junkie from a young age; he was just six when he wrote the essay: 'Why me and my dad don't like Sir Alec Douglas Home' and he also had an early realisation that he wanted to grow up to be a writer.

His first novel - Fatherland - imagined a world after the Nazis had won World War II.

It sold more than three million copies and made him a household name.

"I can remember I wrote the opening sentence and I practically had to go and lie down afterwards," he said, "the possibilities of it - and the feeling that I'd finally arrived at what I wanted to do - it was overwhelming.".

Writer Robert Harris joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

Record: Every Day I write the book - Elvis Costello

Book: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

Luxury: A nightly fragrant bath.

Roberto Alagna * *2009081620090821

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Roberto Alagna.

He is one of the most celebrated tenors in the world and one half of opera's golden couple; his wife is the soprano Angela Gheorghiu.

Yet, his is not a voice that was honed through early years in a conservatoire.

He was brought up in Paris in a family of keen amateur musicians.

He used to sing in nightclubs and in those early years, he says, the world of opera was, to him, no more than an impossible dream.

Roger Waters2011052920110603

Kirsty Young's castaway is the musician Roger Waters.

As one of the founding members of the band Pink Floyd, he has seen huge critical and commercial success.

But in 1985 he walked away from the group and years of acrimony followed.

They were reunited for one final performance, twenty years later, for Live 8.

It was a moment many of their fans thought they would not live to see and it was, he says, highly emotional.

"We did a run through on the Friday night and it was remarkable, there were about fifty or sixty people working on the site, putting out rubbish bins or whatever it was they were doing and they all stopped and at the end they all applauded - that was a very moving moment."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Rt Hon Eric Pickles Mp2012120920121214

Kirsty Young interviews the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP.

Ruth Padel2009011120090116

Kirsty Young invites the poet Ruth Padel to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the poet Ruth Padel to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Sacha Distel2004021520040220

Sue Lawley's castaway is one of FRANCE's best known exports, the singer Sacha Distel.

Born into a loving family in 1930s PARIS, Sacha's love of music was instilled in him at a young age by his mother.

During the war years, Sacha was sent to a Catholic college in the French countryside while his father was in hiding and his mother was interned in a Nazi camp.

After the war they were reunited but Sacha says that the experience has left him with a lasting sense of insecurity.

Sacha was increasingly drawn to the guitar, encouraged by his uncle, the jazz band leader Ray Ventura.

He soon demonstrated enormous talent for the instrument and played with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

However, it was his affair with, and subsequent engagement to, Brigitte Bardot that catapulted him to international fame.

The liaison failed but he was to go on to become a household name both here and in FRANCE.

Now about to turn 71, Sacha is still touring and has a new CD coming out.

Sam Taylor-wood2005011620050121

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.

Sandie Shaw2010122620101231

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Sandie Shaw.

With her melodic, velvety voice, bare feet and Sassoon bob she was the epitome of everything that was swinging about the '60s.

She was just 17 when she first topped the charts with Always Something There to Remind Me and went on to become Britain's first Eurovision winner with Puppet on a String.

She loathed the song at the time, but has recently come to terms with it after recording a new version which is, she says, rather forlorn.

Along with the highs have been terrible lows - years that she calls her dark ages, when, without money or creative freedom, she felt hopeless.

It was Buddhism that turned her fortunes around and became central to her life.

Now, she says, she cannot believe the journey life has taken her on and she is preparing for a final flourish as a performer.

Record: None of them!

Book: Lecture on The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life

by Daisaku Ikeda

Luxury: Omamori Gohonzon

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Singer Sandie Shaw joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Sanjeev Bhaskar *2008101220081017

Kirsty Young invites the actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Sarah Doukas2010101020101015

, founder of Storm Model Agency, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Agency, joins Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the founder of Storm model agency, Sarah Doukas.

She has never, she says, had a normal career - after running away from school, she ran bric-a-brac stalls in London and Paris and then lived in America before returning to Britain.

She enjoyed a stint as a model herself (her speciality, at only five feet two inches tall, was perching on car bonnets so they seemed bigger in advertising pictures).

But she discovered she had a knack for spotting future talent and is best known for finding a 14 year old Kate Moss and turning her into an international star.

"I'm a terrible old rocker" she says, "I always knew my life would be unconventional."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: The Doo Bop Song by Miles Davis

Book: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

Luxury: A photo album of all my family.

Sebastian Faulks *2009032920090403

Kirsty Young invites writer Sebastian Faulks to choose eight records.

Shami Chakrabarti2008110220081107

Kirsty Young invites Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Actor, writer and director Simon McBurney is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor, writer and director Simon McBurney.

It's 30 years since he set up the ground-breaking theatre company Complicite. It brought extraordinary physical deftness to the stage and its productions won every plaudit going - from an armful of Olivier awards to the Perrier prize for comedy.

His mainstream credits range from TV roles in the Vicar of Dibley and Rev, to screen credits for The Last King of Scotland and Harry Potter. On stage, he's directed Katie Holmes and Al Pacino to critical acclaim in New York.

Of his unconventional directing style, he admits: "Some people have said, it's a bit like going into the jungle with some mad explorer - who everybody knows doesn't have any idea where he's going - but somehow he gives people some sort of confidence to keep on going."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites the businessman and adventurer Simon Murray to choose eight records.

Kirsty Young invites the businessman and adventurer Simon Murray to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward.

He took England to World Cup glory in 2003, becoming the first ever northern hemisphere side to win the trophy.

He well understands the pressure and the glory of top-flight sport, which is just as well, as he's now Director of Elite Performance for Team GB's 2012 Olympic effort.

He says, 'It is the coach's job to refuse to compromise.

If you do, you will come second'.

Kirsty Young's castaway is former England rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward.

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is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

For the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, Sir David Attenborough chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young talks to Sir David Attenborough

Kirsty Young's castaway for the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs is Sir David Attenborough.

He has seen more of the world than anyone else who has ever lived - he's visited the north and south poles and witnessed most of the life in-between - from the birds in the canopies of tropical rainforests to giant earthworms in Australia.

But despite his extraordinary travels, there is one part of the globe that's eluded him. As a young man and a keen rock-climber, he yearned to conquer the highest peak in the world. "I won't make it now - I won't make it to base camp now - but as a teenager, I thought that the only thing a red-blooded Englishman really should do was to climb Everest."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Sir David Attenborough is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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Chief Scientific Advisor to the government, Professor Sir David King

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As a boy, growing up in Bombay, it was cricket that was Sir Gulam Noon's obsession.

But after his father's death when he was still a child, his family became increasingly concerned about the precarious financial state of their two sweet shops.

Gulam started working in them as a teenager and showed a keen entrepreneurial flair.

By his mid-20s, the shops were secure and his family well-off and he was determined to try to recreate his success in the UK.

He started out making and selling INDIAn sweets, but as curry houses became more popular, saw a new market for authentic INDIAn food on the supermarket shelves.

He now runs Europe's largest curry factory and sells hundreds of thousands of ready meals each day.

With chicken tikka massala now established as the national dish, it's no surprise to learn that it's his biggest seller too.

Hear his Desert Island Discs with Sue Lawley

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Sue Lawley talks to Sir Ken Adam who is the man who's designed some of the most famous film sets ever made.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is Sir Menzies Campbell MP the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Sir Michael Caine.

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Sue Lawley's castaway is the ARCHITECT behind the Eden Project Sir Nicholas Grimshaw.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Sir Stuart Rose.

As the boss of Marks and Spencer, he has held a national institution - and the nation's knickers - in his hands.

After seeing off a hostile takeover bid and revamping its tired image, he is regarded by many as the store's saviour.

Now, after five years in one of the top jobs on the high street, his successor has been announced and, in this timely interview, Sir Stuart looks to the future and considers where life might take him next.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Sir Stuart Rose, executive chairman of Marks and Spencer.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.

His career has spanned more than five decades and includes the chat show Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest, the quiz Blankety Blank and for many years being the host of Radio 2's breakfast show.

He says: "You have to create a kind of little club - you are not talking to an audience, you are talking to one person - and they are only half listening anyway. It's a mistake to think that everyone is clinging to your every word."

Producer: Corinna Jones.

Sir Terry Wogan is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

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This week Sue Lawley's castaway is a nun and a pioneer of the hospice movement.

Sister FRANCEs Dominica says she had always felt she was born to be a nurse and as a child would line up her dolls and teddies in pretend hospital beds and tend to them.

But a dramatic revelation during her early twenties diverted her and, to the horror of her family, she abandoned her career for a contemplative life.

She took her life vows in 1972 and in 1977, at the incredibly young age of 34, was elected to be the mother superior of her community.

The following year she met a family with a sick child and offered to give her respite care.

It was that relationship which gave Sister FRANCEs the idea of starting a children's hospice and, in 1982, Helen House opened - it was the first children's hospice in the world.

[Rpt of Sun, 11.15am] / This week Sue Lawley's castaway is a nun and a pioneer of the hospice movement.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the nun, writer and broadcaster Sister Wendy Beckett.

For over 40 years she's lived the life of a hermit, rising every day at midnight to spend seven hours praying. Her home is a caravan in the grounds of a Carmelite Monastery where she spends her days in silence - speaking only once a day to the nun charged with delivering her daily food rations of skimmed milk, cold cooked vegetables and two rice crackers.

Her self-imposed isolation has only been broken by the - frankly rather unlikely - occurrence of a television career. She is the nun who knows about art and her passionate and pithy critiques of the world's great works and hidden treasures have won her many devoted fans.

With decades of solitude and prayer under her belt she seems, unlike nearly every other guest, to be perfectly cut out for a stretch alone on a desert island.

She says "It's my apostolic duty to talk about art. If you don't know about God, art is the only thing that can set you free".

Producer: Christine Pawlowsky.

Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and art expert, is interviewed by Kirsty Young

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Sue Lawley invites film director Stephen Frears to choose the eight records he would take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and actor Steve Coogan.

As a child he found he had a knack for impressions, a talent which led him to work on Spitting Image.

Recently he has also found success in films, but is best known for the comic monster he created - Alan Partridge.

The chatshow host in Pringle jumper and slacks made us cringe with his crass questions and witless interventions and has remained one of our most enduring comic anti-heroes.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the animator and director Terry Gilliam.

He first planted his foot-print on our cultural landscape more than thirty years ago - back then, it was a huge, animated foot which squashed everything beneath it and became one of the defining images of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

In the years since, his film credits have included Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.

Now aged 70, he's directing his first opera.

He says: "I've always liked the extremes, the edges.

I like to know where the cliff is, but you only find out by stepping off."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites the singer Thomas Quasthoff to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites the singer Thomas Quasthoff to choose eight records.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is businessman Tidjane Thiam.

He's chief executive of the Prudential, but he's about as far from the archetypal "man from the Pru" as you can get.

The seeds of his success were sown amid the complex political terrain of the Ivory Coast with an extended family heavily involved in politics and a father imprisoned for his beliefs. His life quickly took on an international flavour from West Africa to Morocco, Paris to Washington, but in his early 30s a coup in his homeland left him high and dry. He says "I had no job, no career, nothing at all. It taught me a lot about myself. If you've been in a situation where you have nothing there's nothing much you're afraid of."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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Musician and comedian Tim Minchin is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the composer and performer Tim Minchin.

As a comic and musician he has sold out London's O2 Arena and won legions of fans. He wrote the songs for the Royal Shakespeare Company's musical Matilda - the production of Roald Dahl's children's story has been a smash hit on the West End, won seven Olivier awards and is due to transfer to Broadway next year.

He says: "I'm not a magical thinker - I don't think I need my special undies on or my special pencil - I'm not superstitious about the process. I just took my childhood of reading Dahl and said, 'I know what this is' and wrote some songs."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

He says: "I'm not a magical thinker - I don't think I need my special undies on or my special pencil - I'm not superstitious about the process. I just took my childhood of reading Dahl and said, 'I know what this is' and wrote some songs.".

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is lyricist Tim Rice.

He chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning actor, writer and director Tim Robbins.

His film credits include The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking, The Hudsucker Proxy and Mystic River.

Brought up in an artistic and creative household in New York's Greenwich Village, he was always encouraged to sing and perform.

After talking politics around the dinner table as a teenager he would, on occasion, spend his evenings working the lights for the local drag act.

Indeed it was on stage, rather than in front of the camera, that Tim Robbins developed his own acting style: "It gave me a discipline to still the anarchic energy I had," he says: "A rigid discipline to an emotional truth and the ability to have that at my fingertips."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning actor and director Tim Robbins.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Sir Tom Jones.

In a career spanning fifty years he's sold 150 million albums and his hits have included It's Not Unusual, What's New Pussycat? and Delilah.

As a child it was assumed he'd follow in his father's footsteps and become a miner.

But he developed TB when he was twelve and doctors warned his parents against sending their only son to the pit; they said his lungs were too weak.

Now aged seventy, he has no plans to retire.

"Singing's like breathing to me", he says, "my voice drives me, it tells me that I have to do it".

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Singer Sir Tom Jones joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Record: A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Book: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire -Lawrence James

Luxury: A Bucket and Spade.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the footballer Tony Adams.

He's one of the few people who know at first hand the pressures and joys of captaining the England team.

And, after signing as a schoolboy for Arsenal, he is the only man ever to have led a championship winning team across three decades.

The drama and successes of his life have been as remarkable off the pitch as on it.

He found sporting glory despite being an alcoholic and even served time in prison for drink-driving.

But his journey of recovery has been a remarkable one.

He went back to studying, developed a love of literature and the arts and put his own money into a charity to support other sports men and women recovering from addiction.

It's a transformation that his former team-mates have described as 'heroic'.

Now, he is heading to Azerbaijan to become a manager, he is planning, he says, to build the Tony Adams team.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former England and Arsenal football captain Tony Adams.

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Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran RAF pilot Tony Iveson.

Aged 21, he survived being shot down in his Spitfire over the North Sea during his first taste of combat in the Battle of Britain.

Unusually for a fighter pilot, he then went on to join Bomber Command and the famous Dambusters squadron, sinking the German battleship The Tirpitz and winning a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Aged 89 he returned to the skies, becoming the oldest man to fly a Lancaster bomber: "Well, I got out of that aeroplane and looked at it and it and thought how did we do it?" he says.

"I know it was a long time ago and I was young and fit and a professional flier.

But I thought about some of my friends who had been lost and it was an emotional experience."

Record: The adagio from Bruch's Violin Concerto

Book: A volume of Somerset Maugham's short stories

Luxury: Two established vines and a tin bath to make wine

Producer: Rachel Simpson.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Battle of Britain veteran Tony Iveson.

Record: Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor.

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Actor and host of Time Team Tony Robinson joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Actor Tony Robinson joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and broadcaster Tony Robinson.

His Baldrick to Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder turned idiocy into an art form and the series went on to become one of our best-loved comedies.

The role changed his life but, he says, when he first saw the script he didn't think much of it: "It was only about eight lines of dialogue and none of them were funny - but it was with these incredible people.

On the one hand, I thought what a lousy part and on the other hand I thought, I'd love to work with these people".

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young's castaway week is the aviator, inventor and arts patron, Sir Torquil Norman.

He comes from a family where derring-do is in the DNA - his grandfather was a pioneering airman, his grandmother an adventurer and his father also a keen pilot.

Torquil ended up in the toy trade where the skills needed were, he says, a close attention to detail combined with the outlook on life of a seven year old.

He was, he admits, perfectly qualified.

In retirement he set about his biggest project - he bought a disused railway engine shed and raised tens of millions of pounds to safeguard its future as a venue for performing arts and a centre for young people.

Aviator and arts patron Sir Torquil Norman joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

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is one of the most successful and controversial artists to emerge during the 1990s, her work was championed early on by influential art dealer Jay Jopling and later by the collector Charles Saatchi.

Her work is highly autobiographical and confessional - she is a talented drawer and painter, but has attracted the most attention for her art installations - including her tent, Everyone I have ever slept with and the Turner Prize-nominated My Bed.

Her art is adored and condemned in equal measure - but wherever she exhibits she attracts queues and has a room at Tate Britain dedicated to her work.

She was brought up in Margate and she has recently finished a film, Top Spot, which reflects her own experiences.

1.Riding for a Fall

Performer John Holt

Composer Townsend/Waller

CD Title Pledging my Love

Track LP side 1

Label Trojan

Rec No: TBL 184

2.Good Vibrations

Performer Beach Boys

Composer Mike Love, Brian Wilson

Publisher Capitol records

CD Title Hits of 1966

Track 9

Label Premier

Rec No:CDGH 1966

3.I feel Love

Performer Donna Summer

Composer D Summer/G Moroder/P Bell

Publisher Casablanca Records

CD Title Classic Donna Summer

Track CD2 trk 3

Label Mercury

Rec No:542 228-2

4.Should I stay or should I go

Performer The Clash

Composer The Clash

CD Title Now 19

Track Cd1 trk 1

Label NOW

Rec No:CDNOW 19

5.Chirpie Chirpie Cheep Cheep

Performer Middle of the Road

Composer Stott

Publisher CMC Records

CD Title Very Best of Middle of the Road

Track 1

Label Disky

Rec No:51 646802

6.Burning Love

Performer Elvis Presley

Composer Dennis Linde

Publisher EMI Blackwood Music

CD Title A Life in Music

Track 10

Label RCA

Rec No:74321 49286 2

7.Now that I've Found Love

Performer Third World

Composer Gamble/Huff

Publisher Charly

CD Title Now that We Found Love

Track 11

Label Charly

Rec No: Snap 178cd

8.Young Americans

Performer David Bowie

Composer David Bowie

Publisher Jones Music

CD Title Best of David Bowie

Track 15

Label EMI

Rec No:5398212

Record: Young Americans

Book Spinoza: Ethics by G H R Parkinson

Luxury: A pen which would never run out.

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Sue Lawley talks to the poet U.A.

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She chooses eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

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Veteran hairdresser Vidal Sassoon is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran hairdresser Vidal Sassoon.

He developed the architecturally precise bobs and cropped styles that were a defining look of the 1960s.

Mary Quant, Mia Farrow and Twiggy were among the glamorous clients who came to his salons in London and Beverly Hills.

His scissors and ambition lifted him out of the grinding poverty of his childhood - he spent six years in an orphanage because his mother could not afford to keep him at home.

Now aged 83, he says:" I've had the best adventure you could possible have, for a kid that started from nowhere."

Record: Mahler's 8th Symphony

Book: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Luxury: A dozen bottles of Vidal Sassoon hair shampoo

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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, author of A Suitable Boy, is interviewed by Kirsty Young and chooses his eight records for Desert Island Discs.

Writer Vikram Seth is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the author Vikram Seth.

His novel A Suitable Boy was nearly a decade in the writing, but it was a huge and immediate hit and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He is now working on a follow-up novel called A Suitable Girl. He's due to finish work on it in 2013 - 20 years after the original work was published. The pace of work, he admits, is slow: "The sound of deadlines pushing past is one of the sounds that authors are most familiar with - it's very much in the gestational period."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Kirsty Young invites the Liberal Democrat treasury spokesman Vincent Cable MP to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical desert island.

Kirsty Young invites Vincent Cable MP to choose eight records.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the wildlife campaigner and actress Virginia Mckenna, who chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

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Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the comic and actress Whoopi Goldberg.

As a child she used to practise the acceptance speeches she was sure she would one day make - little surprise then that she's one of a handful of people to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and Emmy awards.

She is, she says, like a battery.

When she is performing she feels as if she has been plugged in and recharged.

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the theatre director Yvonne Brewster.

She has been a major force in black British theatre for the last twenty years.

Born into a wealthy family in Jamaica, Yvonne rebelled against her parents' plans for her – marriage and children – to become a theatrical pioneer.

She says she was the first black drama student in Britain - but when she enrolled, her drama school's principal told her that, as a black actress, she would never get work here -- she went on to become the first black woman to direct at the National Theatre.

Throughout her career Yvonne has been an outspoken proponent of black theatre.

In 1986 she founded the theatre company Talawa, whose name in Jamaican dialect means tough or feisty.

Talawa gained attention - and audiences - by putting on productions such as an all-black Importance of Being Earnest.

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Lullaby of Broadway

Performer Ella Fitzgerald

Composer Warren/Dubin

Publisher Polydor

CD Title Ella

Track Side 2 trk 6

Label Verve

Rec No: 2352 170

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Performer Alfred Brendel (Piano)

Composer Schubert

Publisher Dureco

CD Title Alfred Brendel Plays Schubert

Track 7

Label Turnabout

Rec No: 1158402

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To Be Young,Gifted and Black

Performer Nina Simone

Composer Simone/Irving

Publisher RCA

CD Title Nina Simone:To be young, gifted and black

Track 1

Label RCA

Rec No: 1903

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Stranger on the Shore

Performer Acker Bilk

Composer Bilk/Mellin

Publisher Polygram INT

CD Title Images

Track 14

Label Knight Records

Rec No: KNCD 16002

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Che Faro senza Euridice

Performer Kathleen Ferrier (Cont) Southern Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer Gluck

Publisher

CD Title Kathleen Ferrier :Gluck: Orfeo and Euridice

Track 17

Label Decca

Rec No: 433 468-2

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Many Rivers to Cross

Performer Jimmy Cliff

Composer J.

Cliff

Publisher Island Records

CD Title The Best of Jimmy Cliff

Track 15

Label Mango

Rec No: CIDD 6

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The Entertainer- original piano roll version

Performer Scott Joplin

Composer Scott Joplin

Publisher Biograph Records

CD Title Scott Joplin:The Entertainer

Track 4

Label Biograph

Rec No:BCD101

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No Woman No Cry

Performer Bob Marley

Composer Bob Marley

CD Title Legend

Track 2

Label Tuff Gong

Rec No: 548 904-2

Record:Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers to Cross

Book: Primer to Learn Italian + Tape

Luxury: Olive Oil.