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Desert Island Discs is on Radio 4: Sundays at 11.15, Fridays at 9

Find every castaway from 1942 to the present. Listen to over 1,500 programmes.

From the archive: four fellow scientists…

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy

Broadcast | 07 Dec 2008

Mathematician

Dr Jacob Bronowski

Dr Jacob Bronowski

Broadcast | 05 Jan 1974

Scientist, Broadcaster

Sir Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose

Broadcast | 23 Jul 2000

Mathematician

Mary Archer

Mary Archer

Broadcast | 17 Apr 1988

Wife of Jeffrey Archer, Scientist

And six castaways who took a computer as their luxury item…

Clive Stafford Smith

Clive Stafford Smith

Broadcast | 21 Nov 2004

Death row lawyer

Jean Rook

Jean Rook

Broadcast | 15 Jul 1990

Journalist, Columnist

Professor George Steiner

Professor George Steiner

Broadcast | 18 Feb 1996

Academic, Critic

Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse

Broadcast | 18 Dec 1994

Horticulturalist, Garden designer

Dr Richard Dawkins

Dr Richard Dawkins

Broadcast | 22 Jan 1995

Biologist, Writer

Rt Hon Shirley Williams

Rt Hon Shirley Williams

Broadcast | 23 Mar 1986

President of the Social Democratic Party, Politician - Social Democratic Party, Journalist, Writer

Next Castaway

Dame Wendy Hall

On air this Sunday 11:15 AM

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Latest podcast

Doug Allan

Broadcast | 20 Jul 2014

Wildlife cameraman

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