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Desert Island Discs: Archive 2005-2010


Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island


35:47 | Jun 10th, 2007

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Yoko Ono. She was already an avant-garde artist in her own right when, in 1968, she started dating one of the most famous men in the world, John Lennon. Then, depe...Show More
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Intimate conversation with Yoko Ono from 2007. Many things unsaid in the interview, but you can still hear the love she has for him in how s...Show More

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38:58 | Jan 2nd, 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran RAF pilot Tony Iveson. Aged 21, he survived being shot down in his Spitfire over the North Sea during his first taste of combat in the Battle of Britain. Unusua...Show More
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35:57 | Dec 26th, 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway is the singer Sandie Shaw. With her melodic, velvety voice, bare feet and Sassoon bob she was the epitome of everything that was swinging about the '60s. She was just 17 wh...Show More

36:20 | Dec 19th, 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning animator Nick Park. His most famous creations are Wallace and Gromit: Gromit the silent but wise dog; Wallace, his well meaning owner with notably less br...Show More

35:28 | Dec 12th, 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway week is the aviator, inventor and arts patron, Sir Torquil Norman. He comes from a family where derring-do is in the DNA - his grandfather was a pioneering airman, his grandm...Show More
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