Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Robert Macfarlane, writer

Robert Macfarlane, writer, shares the soundtrack of his life with Lauren Laverne

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Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, athlete

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is an Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion heptathlete,...

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Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, veterinary surgeon.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a veterinary surgeon who presents the television series The...

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Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, veterinary surgeon.

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a veterinary surgeon who presents the television series The...

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Paul Costelloe, fashion designer

Paul Costelloe is a fashion designer who recently celebrated his 36th year showing at London...

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Margaret Busby, publisher

Margaret Busby is a publisher and editor who was the chair of the Booker Prize jury in 2020. She...

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Richard Wilson, actor and director.

Richard Wilson is an actor and director who became a household name when he played the part of...

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Yo-Yo Ma, musician

Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and one of the world's most high-profile classical musicians. He has...

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Heather Hallett, former judge and crossbench peer

Heather Hallett, Baroness Hallett of Rye, is a former judge and a cross-bench peer. Called to...

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Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, charity CEO

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi is the chief executive of Christian Aid, leading development and...

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Alexei Sayle, comedian

Alexei Sayle is a comedian and writer, who began his career just over 40 years ago at the small...

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Brian Greene

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist, mathematician and writer, whose area of research is...

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Billie Piper, actor

Billie Piper is an Olivier Award winning actor and former pop star. She was born in Swindon in...

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classic Desert Island Discs - Desmond Tutu

Sue Lawley talks to former Archbishop of Capetown Desmond Tutu in a programme first broadcast in...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Helen McCrory

Lauren Laverne talks to the actress Helen McCrory, in a programme first broadcast in 2020. Helen...

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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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