Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

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Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Classic Desert Island Discs - Maya Angelou

The writer Maya Angelou talks to Michael Parkinson, in a programme first broadcast in 1988. Maya...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - June Brown

Kirsty Young talks to June Brown, in a programme first broadcast in 2017. June died at the age of...

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Jens Stoltenberg

Jens Stoltenberg is the Secretary General of NATO and a former Prime Minister of Norway....

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Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Unaids

Winnie Byanyima is a human rights advocate and executive director of Unaids, the joint UN...

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Alan Cumming, actor

Alan Cumming's wide-ranging career on stage includes playing Hamlet, starring opposite Daniel...

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Robert Plant, singer and songwriter

Robert Plant is a singer and songwriter who was Led Zeppelin’s frontman from the...

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Oti Mabuse, dancer

Oti Mabuse is a dancer, choreographer and TV talent show judge. She has enjoyed great success on...

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Desert Island Discs is now first on BBC Sounds

Looking for the latest episode? New episodes of Desert Island Discs will now be available first...

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Professor Nick Webborn, Chair of the British Paralympic Association

Professor Nick Webborn has chaired the British Paralympic Association since 2017. He is a...

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Anne Tyler, writer

Anne Tyler is a novelist and short story writer. Her 23 novels include the Accidental Tourist,...

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Leslie Caron, actress

Leslie Caron is an award-winning actress and dancer who starred in some of the most memorable...

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Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, statistician

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter specialises in medical statistics. He is the Chair of the...

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Lyse Doucet, journalist

Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s award-winning chief international correspondent, reporting from a...

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John Caudwell, businessman

John Caudwell is a businessman and philanthropist who founded the mobile phone company Phones 4U...

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Deborah Levy, writer

Deborah Levy is a writer whose novels Swimming Home and Hot Milk were both shortlisted for the...

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Simon Reeve, broadcaster and writer

Simon Reeve is a broadcaster and writer best known for his TV documentaries which combine travel...

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Richard Osman, writer and broadcaster

Richard Osman is a broadcaster, TV producer and writer who co-presents the quiz show Pointless on...

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Richard Osman, writer and broadcaster

Richard Osman is a broadcaster, TV producer and writer who co-presents the quiz show Pointless on...

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Dame Prue Leith, writer and broadcaster

Dame Prue Leith is a broadcaster, writer, former restaurateur and a judge on the television show...

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Jack Thorne, screenwriter

Jack Thorne is a writer who has enjoyed great success with his scripts for the stage, cinema and...

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