Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
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Delicious music choices from the Queen of Bake-Off.
The musical story teller for the modern age shares his life and music with Kirsty Young.
The double bass player on her family, sprinting and playing in the Proms.
The actor and comedian on his family, his need to work and his own birth.
Fleetwood Mac's keyboardist joins Kirsty for a rare and remarkably honest interview.
Castaways who chose a telescope as their luxury on their Desert Island Discs.
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Why does Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece appeal to so many castaways?
Many castaways have shared moving moments of difficulty, regret, disappointment and loss.
Memorable castaways that have raised a smile, or caused a chuckle, along the way…
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A history of the programme, facts & figures and profiles of presenters past and present.
Scientist Venki Ramakrishnan on the pressure scientists are under.
Nile Rodgers recalls a life-changing gig.
Nile Rodgers recalls saving his dad’s life.
Composer Thea Musgrave on how childhood memories of Dunkirk affected her work.
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