Desert Island Discs

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

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47 minutes

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Tue 2 Oct 2007 23:40

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Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
ProducerAlan Yentob
DirectorAnthony Wall
Interviewed GuestPaul McCartney
Interviewed GuestFrankie Howerd
Interviewed GuestRussell Harty
Interviewed GuestTrevor Brooking
Interviewed GuestSir Christopher Leaver
Interviewed GuestProfessor J.K. Galbraith
Interviewed GuestArthur Askey

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