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Desert Island Discs

Index Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. [1]

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Adele Leigh

Adele Leigh (15 June 1928 – 23 May 2004) was an English operatic soprano, later the wife of the Austrian ambassador in London.

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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

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Alistair MacLean

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories.

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Arthur Askey

Arthur Bowden Askey, CBE (6 June 190016 November 1982) was an English comedian and actor.

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Asymmetry (novel)

Asymmetry is a 2018 novel by the American writer Lisa Halliday.

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Audiobook

An audiobook (or talking book) is a recording of a text being read.

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Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Forces Programme

The BBC Forces Programme was a BBC radio station which operated from 7 January 1940 until 26 February 1944.

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BBC Home Service

The BBC Home Service was a British national radio station that broadcast from 1939 until 1967, when it became the current BBC Radio 4.

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BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.

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BBC Light Programme

The Light Programme was a BBC radio station which broadcast chiefly mainstream light entertainment and music from 1945 until 1967, when it was rebranded as BBC Radio 2.

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BBC Online

BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Bible

The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.

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Bob Monkhouse

Robert Alan "Bob" Monkhouse, OBE (1 June 1928 – 29 December 2003) was an English entertainer and comedian.

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Brian Rix

Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, (27 January 1924 – 20 August 2016) was a British actor and activist.

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Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London.

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By the Sleepy Lagoon

"By the Sleepy Lagoon" is a light orchestral valse serenade by British composer Eric Coates composed in 1930.

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Castaway

A castaway is a person who is cast adrift or ashore.

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Celia Johnson

Dame Celia Elizabeth Johnson, (18 December 1908 – 26 April 1982) was an English actress, known for her roles in the films In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944), Brief Encounter (1945) and The Captain's Paradise (1953).

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Characters of Porridge (TV series)

Mr Barrowclough is a prison warder, portrayed by Brian Wilde.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Complete Works of Shakespeare

Complete Works of William Shakespeare is the standard name given to any volume containing all the plays and poems of William Shakespeare.

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David Attenborough

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.

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Denis Goodwin

Denis Goodwin (19 July 1929 – 26 February 1975) was a radio and television comedy scriptwriter and actor, best known for his writing partnership with Bob Monkhouse, with whom he also compèred the Smash Hits programme on Radio Luxembourg.

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Desert island

A deserted island or uninhabited island is an island that is not permanently populated by humans.

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Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni (K. 527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punished, namely Don Giovanni or The Libertine Punished) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Dame Olga Maria Elisabeth Friederike Schwarzkopf, (9 December 19153 August 2006) was a German-born Austro-British soprano.

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Eric Coates

Eric Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist.

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Herring gull

Herring gull is a common name for several birds in the genus Larus and may refer to.

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

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Joan Plowright

Joan Ann Olivier, Baroness Olivier, DBE (née Plowright; born 28 October 1929), commonly known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English retired actress whose career has spanned over six decades.

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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.

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John Schlesinger

John Richard Schlesinger (16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was an English film and stage director, and actor.

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Judi Dench

Dame Judith Olivia Dench, (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress.

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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Charles Williams (22 February 1926 – 15 April 1988) was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist.

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Kirsty Young

Kirsty Jackson Young (born 23 November 1968) is a Scottish television and radio presenter.

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Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field.

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Man and Superman

Man and Superman is a four-act drama written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903.

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Margaret Lockwood

Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress.

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Michael Palin

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster, journalist and author.

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Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons (born 11 February 1957) is a British journalist and writer.

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Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author.

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Moura Lympany

Dame Moura Lympany DBE (18 August 191628 March 2005) was an English concert pianist.

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Peter Vaughan

Peter Vaughan (born Peter Ewart Ohm; 4 April 1923 – 6 December 2016) was a British character actor, known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions.

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Porridge (film)

Porridge is a 1979 film based on the television series Porridge.

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Porridge (TV series)

Porridge is a British sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale, written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and broadcast on BBC One from 1974 to 1977.

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Princess Michael of Kent

Princess Michael of Kent (born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz; 15 January 1945) is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian and Hungarian descent.

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Psycho (1960 film)

Psycho is a 1960 American NR psychological-horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Joseph Stefano.

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Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer.

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Rebecca (1940 film)

Rebecca is a 1940 American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Roy Plomley

Francis Roy Plomley, (20 January 1914 – 28 May 1985) was an English radio broadcaster, producer, playwright and novelist.

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Royal National Theatre

The Royal National Theatre in London, commonly known as the National Theatre (NT) is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

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Sue Lawley

Susan Lawley, OBE (born 14 July 1946) is an English broadcaster.

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Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)

The Symphony No.

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Terry Wogan

Sir Michael Terence Wogan (3 August 1938 – 31 January 2016), better known as Terry Wogan, was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Pleasure Garden (film)

The Pleasure Garden is a 1925 British silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in his directorial debut.

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The Real Thing (play)

The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard that was first performed in 1982.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.

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The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom which originally ran on BBC One from 10 November 1994 to 22 January 1998 (with three sets of specials in the Winters of 1999/2000, 2004/2005 and 2006/2007).

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Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter.

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Trevor Nunn

Sir Trevor Robert Nunn, CBE (born 14 January 1940) is an English theatre director.

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Vic Oliver

Victor Oliver von Samek (8 July 1898 – 15 August 1964), known as Vic Oliver, was an Austrian-born British actor and radio comedian.

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Wiping

Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Island_Discs

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