Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Classic Desert Island Discs - Kathleen Tuner

Sue Lawley interviews the actor Kathleen Turner in a programme first broadcast in 2000.

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies is one of the U.K.\'s most successful television writers. He spent his teenage...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Murray Walker

Kirsty Young talks to motor racing commentator Murray Walker, in a programme first broadcast in...

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely, psychiatrist

Professor Sir Simon Wessely is the first ever psychiatrist to be awarded a Regius professorship...

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Maggie O\'Farrell, writer

Maggie O’Farrell has written eight novels, a memoir and a children’s book. In 2020...

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Dame Louise Casey, crossbench peer

Baroness Casey of Blackstock is a former civil servant specialising in social welfare, who has...

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Mark Strong, actor

Mark Strong has appeared in more than 60 films, along with numerous TV dramas and plays. His...

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Claire Horton, charity worker

Claire Horton is the former chief executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and is currently...

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Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren is the first performer to win the Best Actress Academy Award for a role in a foreign...

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Malala Yousafzai, activist

Malala Yousafzai is an activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17 - becoming...

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George McGavin, entomologist and broadcaster

George McGavin is an entomologist, explorer and broadcaster, who has spread the word about the...

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Monica Galetti, chef and restaurateur

Monica Galetti is a chef, restaurateur and cook book writer, who is also known as a judge on the...

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Tim Peake, astronaut

Major Tim Peake, is an Army Air Corps officer and a European Space Agency astronaut. He was the...

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Samantha Power

Samantha Power was the USA's youngest ever ambassador to the UN, during President Barack...

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David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster

David Olusoga is a historian, writer and broadcaster who has presented a range of programmes...

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Colonel Lucy Giles

Colonel Lucy Giles is an officer of the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps and is...

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Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard makes a second trip to the island he first visited 60 years ago, when he had...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Cliff Richard in 1960

Cliff Richard talks about growing up in India and discovering that he had a talent for music; how...

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Minette Batters

Minette Batters is the first woman to become President of the National Farmers' Union,...

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Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation...

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