Desert Island Discs Epub ✓ Desert Island eBook

Desert Island Discs Desert Island Discs celebrated its 70th birthday in 2012 Since the program’s deviser Roy Plomley interviewed comedian Vic Oliver in January 1942 nearly 3000 distinguished people from all walks of life have been stranded on the mythical island accompanied by only eight records one book and a luxury Here the story of one of BBC Radio 4’s favourite programs is chronicled through a special selection of castaways Roy Plomley inventor of the program as well as its presenter for than 40 years uizzes the young Cliff Richard about these rather frenzied movements the 1960s pop sensation makes on the stage Robert Maxwell tells Plomley’s successor Michael Parkinson that I will have left the world a slightly better place by having lived in it Diana Mosley assures Sue Lawley that Adolf Hitler was extraordinarily fascinating and had mesmeric blue eyes And Johnny Vegas tugs Kirsty Young’s heartstrings with his account of a childhood so impoverished that family pets were fair game My dad had always claimed that rabbits were livestock but we’d never eaten one before

2 thoughts on “Desert Island Discs

  1. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    This book is full of information regarding the artists who have given their choice of music Definately a must and worth the money Ideal present for a music lover

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I like listening to Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and I am a sucker for shiny new books no one else has taken out yet at the library But sadly I found this retrospective written by Sean Magee rather than someone who had been directly involved in making the programmes a little uninspiring The most lavish images are the double page spreads to introduce each decade but they are not at all specific to the radio programmeIt was interesting to read about the origins and early days of the programme and my overall impression is that it hits the mark pretty well in its selection of which interviews to highlight and the points it makes about the style of interview with direct uotation is used to good effect After each programme discussion there is a paragraph or two bringing us up to date on the castaway's life since being returned to 'civilisation' whether that is Robert Maxwell found floating in the ocean with his ex employees pensions gone in his fraudulent activities Cliff Richard's many decades in the music business after being 'marooned' at just 20 or Gordon Brown eventually becoming Prime Minister and marrying and having 3 children

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