Desert Island Discs

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By Judith Harries

This year is the 75th anniversary of a very popular radio show that has been enjoyed on BBC Radio 4 since the 1942.

Desert island

Desert Island Discs is a one-to-one interview with a guest who has to imagine being stranded on a desert island and is asked to select their eight favourite ‘discs’ or pieces of music, one book and a luxury. There have been over 3,000 episodes recorded, including guests as diverse as Louis Armstrong (1968) and Theresa May (2014) to Sir David Attenborough (2012), who has appeared a record four times, and Nicola Adams (2016). Many of the episodes can now be listened to online .

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