Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

Claire Horton, charity worker

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

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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 language film. She...

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Malala Yousafzai, activist

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

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George McGavin, entomologist and broadcaster

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

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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 television series...

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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 first British...

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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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