12 Of The Best Desert Island Discs Interviews
What would your eight Desert Island Discs be? You’ve probably asked yourself the question while compiling your favourite tracks, and painstakingly narrowing them down before your “scheduled appearance” on the long-running BBC Radio 4 show.
With over 3,000 distinguished guests having appeared on the most-loved show, sharing their song choices with the life stories that accompany them – Desert Island Discs is now an institution. World leaders, film stars, musical extraordinaire and notable figures in the last 78 years have all made their mark on the show; whether they have been a controversial castaway, or brought listeners to tears with their candid anecdotes.
Most of the archive of past episodes are stored online to peruse at your leisure, and our rundown is not short of the classics. So tune in and bliss out to the iconic theme tune “By The Sleepy Lagoon”, cast your mind to an island retreat and discover the profound effect music has had on some of your favourite household names.