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Arena - Desert Island Discs

First transmitted in 1982, Arena celebrates Roy Plomley's Desert Island Discs with the help of many celebrity castaways.

First transmitted in 1982, Arena celebrates Roy Plomley's Desert Island Discs with the help of many celebrity castaways, including Paul McCartney, Frankie Howerd, Russell Harty, Trevor Brooking, the Lord Mayor of London, Professor J.K. Galbraith and Arthur Askey.

The special guest for the 40th anniversary programme was Paul McCartney who was also a fan of the show: "I love its homeliness. It conjures up the best in traditional British pleasure, like the great British breakfast. It's an honour to be asked."

  • Broadcast on BBC Four, 11:40PM Tue, 2 Oct 2007
  • Available until 11:59PM Thu, 3 Feb 2022
  • First broadcast BBC Two, 10:10PM Tue, 23 Feb 1982
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  • Duration 47 minutes

Credits

  1. Key talent Roy Plomley

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