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15 posts about Desert Island Discs on this blog

  1. Desert Island Discs: Aung San Suu Kyi

    Wednesday 23 January 2013, 15:50

    Cathy Drysdale Cathy Drysdale

    Desert Island Discs Series Producer, Cathy Drysdale, tells the story behind the recording of Kirsty Young's interview with Aung San Suu Kyi for Desert Island Discs at her home in Naypyitaw, Burma on 18 December 2012.

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  2. Desert Island Discs: Release of New Programme Fragments

    Thursday 18 October 2012, 10:40

    Alison Hughes Alison Hughes

    Editor's note: Desert Island Discs has just released over 200 programme fragments which have been painstakingly restored from different sources including the British Library. Here, Alison Hughes, producer of Desert Island Discs talks about the latest archive project. PM

    Christmas has come early for...

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  3. 70 not out - a new book marks Desert Island Discs anniversary

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 09:45

    Rebecca Stratford Rebecca Stratford

    Freelance producer Roy Plomley was wearing his pyjamas on a cold November night in 1941 when he jotted down the idea for a programme in which a person is asked the question "if you were wrecked on a desert...

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  4. Desert Island Discs Prom - Live Chat

    Friday 31 August 2012, 09:03

    Jane Long Jane Long

    To mark the 70th anniversary...

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  5. 70 years of Desert Island Discs

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 16:00

    Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

    Ed's note: This Sunday sees the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, where Sir David Attenborough, in the company of Kirsty Young, chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item. Here producer Leanne Buckle reflects on her eight years on the programme - PM.

    Leanne Buckle writes:

    ...

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  6. Remembering Sir Harry Secombe and Neddie Seagoon

    Thursday 8 September 2011, 11:00

    Martin Dempsey Martin Dempsey

    How would you react to the phrases "needle-nardle-noo" or "what, what, what what, what!"?

    Naturally, context is everything. In response to the query "what are you doing in my bathroom?" well, they're...

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  7. Choosing your Desert Island Discs

    Monday 23 May 2011, 10:00

    Alice Feinstein Alice Feinstein Editor, Woman's Hour

    One desert island, only eight tracks of music to keep you company. What will you choose?

    From today Kirsty Young is offering you a unique opportunity to take part in Desert Island Discs. Cast yourself away and share the eight tracks that you would take with you to a desert island.

    All you have...

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  8. Desert Island Discs on mobile: A 70 year radio archive in your pocket

    Thursday 28 April 2011, 11:25

    David Jones David Jones

    At Radio 4, we've been trying to make the experience of listening to programmes on the internet as comfortable as listening live on a radio set. For far too long, listening online has meant things like retreating to a dark home office where your computer lives, or precariously balancing your laptop...

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  9. Radio 4 Extra: Responding to your feedback

    Sunday 24 April 2011, 12:00

    Mary Kalemkerian Mary Kalemkerian

    Hello again,

    I've been reading your comments and feedback on the blog and elsewhere and wanted to respond to some of the points that people have made. I commented last week on the blog and Streetlight2 has identified some of the other things many of you are asking about so I've based my answers...

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  10. Welcome to Radio 4 Extra

    Friday 1 April 2011, 18:02

    Mary Kalemkerian Mary Kalemkerian

    After we bid a fond farewell to BBC Radio 7 after over 8 years on-air - what a delight to be able instead to welcome you to the world of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

    Whether you're a newbie or one of our loyal band of followers - I can promise you plenty to enjoy in our new schedule, which kicks off tomorrow at...

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  11. Revealed - the Desert Island Discs archive

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 13:31

    Cathy Drysdale Cathy Drysdale

    What a week for everyone involved in Desert Island Discs. It began with a blizzard of checking, fixing and not a little sweating to get everything ready for the launch of the new web site. Of course in the event, it all went very smoothly and soon there were people passing by my desk saying, "it's...

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  12. New digital programmes - and a new name for Radio 7

    Tuesday 1 March 2011, 13:38

    Tim Davie Tim Davie Director of Audio & Music

    Today we announced a series of new programmes which will be appearing on our digital radio stations. Also, we confirmed that we are changing the name of BBC Radio 7 to BBC Radio 4 Extra in April. You can find all the details in the press release.

    Some people have questioned why we are altering a much...

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  13. Charm offensive? Nick Clegg on Desert Island Discs

    Friday 29 October 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    In Feedback this week we discussed the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg but listeners weren't concerned about what he said on Desert island Discs about his inability to give up smoking, or where he took his girlfriends in the days before he met his wife.

    No, our correspondents were concerned about whether...

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  14. Welsh cakes with Jones the voice

    Sunday 26 September 2010, 10:29

    Leanne Buckle Leanne Buckle

    The chairs in our Desert Island studio have had some legendary bottoms sitting on them in their time, but few more legendary than that of Sir Tom Jones.

    Tom Jones eating a Welsh Cake in the Desert Island Discs studio.

    His recording was a joy - from the 'sexually voracious' image back in the days ("you're creating a monster," he says "without even realising it")...

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  15. Kirsty Young's Christmas listening

    Friday 18 December 2009, 16:46

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    Michael Caine in the Radio Times

    They don't call it 'the legendary Christmas issue' for nothing. The Radio Times at Christmas is a genuine publishing event. Still, in the age of the web and free listings pull-outs, the 274-page issue (the first to feature two different covers since 1923) will sell well over 2 million copies and clear...

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