Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Samantha Power

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

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David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster

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

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Colonel Lucy Giles

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

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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 just turned 20, but...

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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 it feels to leave...

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Minette Batters

Minette Batters is the first woman to become President of the National Farmers' Union, representing 47,000 members....

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Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar

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

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Helen Oxenbury

Helen Oxenbury is an illustrator of children’s books whose work has featured in many very popular titles for...

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Arsène Wenger, former football manager

Arsène Wenger was the manager of Arsenal FC for 22 years, becoming the longest-serving and most successful manager in...

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Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition

Sir Keir Starmer is the leader of the Labour Party, and the leader of the opposition. Named after Keir Hardie, a...

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David Mitchell, novelist

David Mitchell has published eight novels, two of which – number9dream and Cloud Atlas – have been...

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Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust

Hilary McGrady is Director General of the National Trust. She was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1966, where...

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Chris Boardman, cyclist

Chris Boardman is an Olympic cyclist, businessman and the Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester....

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Professor Averil Mansfield, retired surgeon

Averil Mansfield is a retired vascular surgeon and was the first female Professor of Surgery in the UK when she was...

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Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE

Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE is a Trinidadian-British broadcaster, writer and politician. She became a familiar face...

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Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE

Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE is a Trinidadian-British broadcaster, writer and politician. She became a familiar face...

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Samantha Morton, actor

Samantha Morton is an actor and director. She has appeared in films directed by Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg, and...

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Yusuf Cat Stevens, musician

Yusuf Cat Stevens is a singer-songwriter who first enjoyed success more than 50 years ago. He was born Steven...

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Bernardine Evaristo, writer

Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize in 2019 for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other. She is Professor of Creative...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Jack Charlton

The ball rolled past the gap between him and Gordon Banks and into the back of the net. The Germans were one goal...

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