Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00

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  • 08 Dec 18MB

    DIDA97: Sir Charles Mackerras

    Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras is Sue Lawley's castaway on Desert Island Discs.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 31 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Sue Lawley's castaway is composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 24 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Michael Crawford

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Michael Crawford.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 19 Dec 18MB

    DIDA: Michael Nyman

    Sue Lawley's castaway is composer Michael Nyman.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 12 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Oz Clarke

    Sue Lawley's castaway is wine expert Oz Clarke.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 05 Dec 18MB

    DIDA: Sir Richard Sykes

    Sue Lawley's castaway is businessman Sir Richard Sykes.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 28 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Warren Mitchell

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Warren Mitchell.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 21 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Clarissa Dickson Wright

    Sue Lawley's castaway is TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 19 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: William Gibson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is writer William Gibson.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 07 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Willard White

    Sue Lawley's castaway is bass and baritone singer Willard White.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 31 Oct 17MB

    DIDA: Ralph Fiennes

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Ralph Fiennes.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 29 Aug 16MB

    DIDA: Rolf Harris

    Sue Lawley's castaway is presenter and artist Rolf Harris.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 22 Aug 17MB

    DIDA: Rita Dove

    Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Rita Dove.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 15 Aug 18MB

    DIDA: Sir Roger Norrington

    Sue Lawley's castaway is conductor Sir Roger Norrington.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 08 Aug 18MB

    DIDA: Patricia Routledge

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Patricia Routledge.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 01 Aug 17MB

    DIDA: Rick Stein

    The castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is Rick Stein.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 25 Jul 17MB

    DIDA: Rod Steiger

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Rod Steiger.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 18 Jul 16MB

    DIDA: Martin Pipe

    Sue Lawley's castaway is horse trainer Martin Pipe.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 11 Jul 17MB

    DIDA: Paddy Moloney

    Sue Lawley's castaway is founder of the Chieftans Paddy Moloney.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 04 Jul 18MB

    DIDA: Igor Aleksander

    Sue Lawley's castaway is a professor of neural systems engineering Igor Aleksander.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 27 Jun 18MB

    DIDA: Anne Widdecombe

    Sue Lawley's castaway is Shadow Home Secretary Anne Widdecombe.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 20 Jun 18MB

    DIDA: James Dyson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is inventor James Dyson.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 13 Jun 18MB

    DIDA: John Barry

    Sue Lawley's castaway is composer John Barry.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 06 Jun 18MB

    DIDA: Chris Bonnington

    Sue Lawley's castaway is mountaineer Chris Bonnington.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 30 May 18MB

    DIDA: Anthony Howard

    Sue Lawley's castaway is journalist and broadcaster Anthony Howard.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 23 May 18MB

    DIDA: Christopher Bruce

    Sue Lawley's castaway is choreographer Christopher Bruce.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 16 May 17MB

    DIDA: Michael Green

    Sue Lawley's castaway is chairman of Carlton Michael Green.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 09 May 17MB

    DIDA: Richard Dreyfuss

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Richard Dreyfuss.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 02 May 18MB

    DIDA: Helen Bamber

    Sue Lawley's castaway is psychotherapist & campaigner Helen Bamber.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 25 Apr 17MB

    DIDA: Stan Tracey

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz pianist Stan Tracey.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 18 Apr 18MB

    DIDA: Ken Loach

    Sue Lawley's castaway is director Ken Loach.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 11 Apr 17MB

    DIDA: Paco Peña

    Sue Lawley's castaway is flamenco guitarist Paco Peña.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 04 Apr 16MB

    DIDA: Richard Dunwoody

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jockey Richard Dunwoody.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 28 Mar 18MB

    DIDA: Luise Rainer

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Luise Rainer.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 21 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Mo Mowlam

    Sue Lawley's castaway is Northern Ireland secretary Mo Mowlam.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 14 Mar 16MB

    DIDA: Fay Maschler

    Sue Lawley's castaway is restaurant critic Fay Maschler.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 28 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Richard Curtis

    Sue Lawley's castaway is scriptwriter & Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 21 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Maria Ewing

    Sue Lawley's castaway is opera singer Maria Ewing.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 14 Feb 18MB

    DIDA: Nina Cassian

    Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Nina Cassian.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 07 Feb 19MB

    DIDA: Andras Schiff

    Sue Lawley's castaway is classical pianist Andras Schiff.

    Duration: 40 mins

  • 31 Jan 18MB

    DIDA: Bill Bryson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is travel writer Bill Bryson.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 24 Jan 17MB

    DIDA: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

    Sue Lawley's castaway is novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 17 Jan 17MB

    DIDA: David Shepherd

    Sue Lawley's castaway is wildlife artist David Shepherd.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 10 Jan 17MB

    DIDA: Claire Hollingworth

    Sue Lawley's castaway is journalist and writer Claire Hollingworth.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 03 Jan 18MB

    DIDA: Dave Brubeck

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 25 Dec 18MB

    DIDA: David Attenborough

    Sue Lawley's castaway is naturalist David Attenborough.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 20 Dec 18MB

    DIDA: Bob Monkhouse

    Sue Lawley's castaway is presenter Bob Monkhouse.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 13 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Dick Francis

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jockey and crime writer Dick Francis.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 06 Dec 18MB

    DIDA: John Keegan

    Sue Lawley's castaway is military historian John Keegan.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 29 Nov 18MB

    DIDA: Eileen Atkins

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Eileen Atkins.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 22 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Bill Morris

    Sue Lawley's castaway is trade unionist Bill Morris.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 15 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Nicole Kidman

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Nicole Kidman.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 08 Nov 20MB

    DIDA: Joseph Rotblat

    Sue Lawley's castaway is physicist Joseph Rotblat.

    Duration: 43 mins

  • 01 Nov 18MB

    DIDA: Paul Daniel

    Sue Lawley's castaway is conductor Paul Daniel.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 30 Aug 17MB

    DIDA: Lucy Gannon

    Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright and screenwriter Lucy Gannon.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 23 Aug 18MB

    DIDA: Ralph Koltai

    Sue Lawley's castaway is associate designer of the RSC Ralph Koltai.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 16 Aug 18MB

    DIDA: Les Murray

    Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Les Murray.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 09 Aug 17MB

    DIDA: David Hempleman Adams

    Sue Lawley's castaway is explorer David Hempleman Adams.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 02 Aug 17MB

    DIDA: Ralph Steadman

    Sue Lawley's castaway is cartoonist Ralph Steadman.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 26 Jul 17MB

    DIDA: Chris De Burgh

    Sue Lawley's castaway is singer Chris De Burgh.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 19 Jul 18MB

    DIDA: Howard Brenton

    Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright Howard Brenton.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 12 Jul 18MB

    DIDA: Jack Straw

    Sue Lawley's castaway is home secretary Jack Straw.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 05 Jul 18MB

    DIDA: Sybille Bedford

    Sue Lawley's castaway is novelist Sybille Bedford.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 28 Jun 17MB

    DIDA: Jack Rosenthal

    Sue Lawley's castaway is playwright Jack Rosenthal.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 21 Jun 16MB

    DIDA: John Bird

    Sue Lawley's castaway is editor of the big issue John Bird.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 14 Jun 16MB

    DIDA: Bill Kenwright

    Sue Lawley's castaway is West End producer Bill Kenwright.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 07 Jun 17MB

    DIDA: Geoffrey Smith

    Sue Lawley's castaway is gardener and broadcaster Geoffrey Smith.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 24 May 17MB

    DIDA: John Harle

    Sue Lawley's castaway is saxophonist John Harle.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 17 May 18MB

    DIDA: Sir David Willcocks

    Sue Lawley's castaway is choirmaster Sir David Willcocks.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 10 May 16MB

    DIDA: Antony Gormley

    Sue Lawley's castaway is sculptor Antony Gormley.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 03 May 17MB

    DIDA: Susan Blackmore

    Sue Lawley's castaway is psychologist Susan Blackmore.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 26 Apr 18MB

    DIDA: Sir Ernest Hall

    Sue Lawley's castaway is businessman and musician Sir Ernest Hall.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 19 Apr 17MB

    DIDA: Sir Terry Frost

    Sue Lawley's castaway is abstract painter Sir Terry Frost.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 12 Apr 18MB

    DIDA: Judi Dench

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Judi Dench.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 05 Apr 16MB

    DIDA: Gavin Bryars

    Sue Lawley's castaway is experimental composer Gavin Bryars.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 29 Mar 16MB

    DIDA: Alice Thomas Ellis

    Sue Lawley's castaway is novelist Alice Thomas Ellis.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 22 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Andrew Motion

    Sue Lawley's castaway is poet Andrew Motion.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 15 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Ian Stewart

    Sue Lawley's castaway is mathematician Ian Stewart.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 08 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Sir Anthony Dowell

    Sue Lawley's castaway is Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet Sir Anthony Dowell.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 01 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Archie Norman

    Sue Lawley's castaway is Executive Director of ASDA Archie Norman.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 22 Feb 18MB

    DIDA: David Pountney

    Sue Lawley's castaway is opera director David Pountney.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 15 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Richard Noble

    Sue Lawley's castaway is record-breaking driver Richard Noble.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 01 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Colin Dexter

    Sue Lawley's castaway is creator of Inspector Morse Colin Dexter.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 25 Jan 17MB

    DIDA: Helena Kennedy QC

    Sue Lawley's castaway is human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy QC.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 18 Jan 17MB

    DIDA: John Tomlinson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is bass opera singer John Tomlinson.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 11 Jan 16MB

    DIDA: Paul Hogarth

    Sue Lawley's castaway is artist and illustrator Paul Hogarth.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 04 Jan 16MB

    DIDA: Professor Heinz Wolff

    Sue Lawley's castaway is scientist Professor Heinz Wolff.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 28 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Glenda Jackson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is transport minister Glenda Jackson.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 21 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Sir Harry Secombe

    Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian and singer Sir Harry Secombe.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 14 Dec 16MB

    DIDA: Chris Haskins

    Sue Lawley's castaway is chairman of Northern Foods Chris Haskins.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 07 Dec 17MB

    DIDA: Paula Rego

    Sue Lawley's castaway is artist Paula Rego.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 30 Nov 16MB

    DIDA: Loyd Grossman

    Sue Lawley's castaway is television presenter Loyd Grossman.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 23 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Thelma Holt

    Sue Lawley's castaway is producer Thelma Holt.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 09 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: Anthony Minghella

    Sue Lawley's castaway is director Anthony Minghella.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 02 Nov 17MB

    DIDA: John Julius Norwich

    Sue Lawley's castaway is historian and television personality John Julius Norwich.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 26 Oct 17MB

    DIDA: Richard Mabey

    Sue Lawley's castaway is naturalist Richard Mabey.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 19 Oct 15MB

    DIDA: Richard Rodney Bennett

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

    Duration: 33 mins

  • 12 Oct 17MB

    DIDA: Rose Tremain

    Sue Lawley's castaway is novelist Rose Tremain.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 05 Oct 16MB

    DIDA: Jools Holland

    Sue Lawley's castaway is presenter Jools Holland.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 28 Sep 17MB

    DIDA: Peter O'Sullevan

    Sue Lawley's castaway is horse-racing commentator Peter O'Sullevan.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 21 Sep 18MB

    DIDA: Mike Leigh OBE

    Sue Lawley's castaway is director Mike Leigh OBE.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 14 Sep 17MB

    DIDA: Ursula Owen

    Sue Lawley's castaway is editor and publisher Ursula Owen.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 07 Sep 17MB

    DIDA: Sir Frank Kermode

    Sue Lawley's castaway is literary critic Sir Frank Kermode.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 31 Aug 16MB

    DIDA: Cleo Laine

    Sue Lawley's castaway is jazz singer Cleo Laine.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 24 Aug 16MB

    DIDA: Iain Banks

    Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Iain Banks.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 22 Jun 18MB

    DIDA: Eric Sykes

    Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian Eric Sykes.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 15 Jun 17MB

    DIDA: Christina Noble

    Sue Lawley's castaway is campaigner Christina Noble.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 08 Jun 17MB

    DIDA: Benjamin Zephaniah

    Sue Lawley's castaway is dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 01 Jun 17MB

    DIDA: Joanna MacGregor

    Sue Lawley's castaway is concert pianist Joanna MacGregor.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 25 May 16MB

    DIDA: Sian Phillips

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Sian Phillips.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 18 May 16MB

    DIDA: Harry Enfield

    Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian Harry Enfield.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 11 May 17MB

    DIDA: David Wynne

    Sue Lawley's castaway is sculptor David Wynne.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 04 May 18MB

    DIDA: Sir Martin Rees

    Sue Lawley's castaway is Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees.

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 27 Apr 16MB

    DIDA: Andy Hamilton

    Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian and broadcaster Andy Hamilton.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 20 Apr 16MB

    DIDA: Saeed Jaffrey

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Saeed Jaffrey.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 30 Mar 16MB

    DIDA: Virginia Ironside

    Sue Lawley's castaway is agony aunt Virginia Ironside.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 23 Mar 15MB

    DIDA: Peter Blake

    Sue Lawley's castaway is pop artist Peter Blake.

    Duration: 33 mins

  • 16 Mar 16MB

    DIDA: Nina Campbell

    Sue Lawley's castaway is interior designer Nina Campbell.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 09 Mar 17MB

    DIDA: Redmond O'Hanlon

    Sue Lawley's castaway is explorer Redmond O'Hanlon.

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 02 Mar 16MB

    DIDA: Dr Susan Greenfield

    Sue Lawley's castaway is neuroscientist Dr Susan Greenfield.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 23 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Nico Ladenis

    Sue Lawley's castaway is chef Nico Ladenis.

    Duration: 37 mins

  • 16 Feb 19MB

    DIDA: Mary Benson

    Sue Lawley's castaway is civil rights campaigner Mary Benson.

    Duration: 41 mins

  • 09 Feb 16MB

    DIDA: Terry Pratchett

    Sue Lawley's castaway is fantasy author Terry Pratchett.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 02 Feb 17MB

    DIDA: Gene Wilder

    Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Gene Wilder.

    Duration: 35 mins

  • 26 Jan 18MB

    DIDA: Irene Thomas

    Sue Lawley's castaway is radio personality Irene Thomas.

    Duration: 39 mins

  • 05 Jan 16MB

    DIDA: John Cleese

    Sue Lawley's castaway is comedian and actor John Cleese.

    Duration: 35 mins