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Kirsty Young: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs

A short introduction to the 1982 Bafta-winning Arena classic from Kirsty Young. This programme does not include the documentary itself.

As Desert Island Discs reaches 75, today's custodian of the island, Kirsty Young, introduces the 1982 Bafta-winning Arena classic. It celebrated Roy Plomley and his magical idea on their 40th anniversary.

By then, everyone who was anyone had been cast adrift and washed up on Roy's island. Arena's castaways include 40th anniversary guest Paul McCartney, Frankie Howerd, Trevor Brooking, Professor J K Galbraith, Russell Harty and the great comedian Arthur Askey.

This programme does not include the documentary itself.

5 minutes

Last on

Mon 29 May 2017 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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    Eric Coates

    (By The) Sleepy Lagoon


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young