BBC Desert Island Discs

BBC Desert Island Discs

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives. From the BBC


Season 1


Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding, writer and creator of Bridget Jones, chooses the eight tracks, book and luxury she would take with her if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding, writer and creator of Bridget Jones, chooses the eight tracks, book and luxury she would take with her if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

42:22

EP13 - S1

20 Jun 21

Gloria Steinem

Kirsty Young interviews feminist, writer and activist Gloria Steinem. She chooses eight records that hold meaning as she discusses her life - from caring for her mother through to being awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Gloria Steinem

Kirsty Young interviews feminist, writer and activist Gloria Steinem. She chooses eight records that hold meaning as she discusses her life - from caring for her mother through to being awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

43:57

EP12 - S1

20 Jun 21

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is best known for his portrayal of Harry Potter in the global film franchise. He joined Lauren Laverne to outline the eight tracks, book and luxury he would take if cast away to a desert island.

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is best known for his portrayal of Harry Potter in the global film franchise. He joined Lauren Laverne to outline the eight tracks, book and luxury he would take if cast away to a desert island.

42:24

EP11 - S1

20 Jun 21

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux, acclaimed documentary filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux, acclaimed documentary filmmaker, journalist and broadcaster, shares the eight tracks, book and luxury he would take with him if cast away to a desert island. With Lauren Laverne.

42:08

EP10 - S1

20 Jun 21

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, singer-songwriter, shares his life and music with Kirsty Young. From piano lessons as a youngster to headlining Glastonbury and gaining global success, he explores the tracks that mean the most to him.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, singer-songwriter, shares his life and music with Kirsty Young. From piano lessons as a youngster to headlining Glastonbury and gaining global success, he explores the tracks that mean the most to him.

42:34

EP09 - S1

20 Jun 21

Dame Judi Dench

Recorded in 1998, Sue Lawley learns the castaway choices of versatile award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench. She discusses defying type-casting and how she chooses her roles without reading the script.

Dame Judi Dench

Recorded in 1998, Sue Lawley learns the castaway choices of versatile award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench. She discusses defying type-casting and how she chooses her roles without reading the script.

43:01

EP08 - S1

20 Jun 21

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, speaks to Kirsty Young about family, leadership and coping with grief, as she explores the soundtrack of her life for Desert Island Discs.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, speaks to Kirsty Young about family, leadership and coping with grief, as she explores the soundtrack of her life for Desert Island Discs.

44:07

EP07 - S1

20 Jun 21

Russell Brand

Comedian, actor, writer and compelling cultural phenomenon, Russell Brand, talks to Kirsty Young at a point when he was in recovery from drug and life misuse. He looks back at himself and considers his choices for a desert island.

Russell Brand

Comedian, actor, writer and compelling cultural phenomenon, Russell Brand, talks to Kirsty Young at a point when he was in recovery from drug and life misuse. He looks back at himself and considers his choices for a desert island.

42:59

EP06 - S1

20 Jun 21

Keith Richards

Keith Richards, legendary guitarist, songwriter and member of the Rolling Stones, talks to Kirsty Young about his life, from childhood to the longevity of the band, and he reveals the eight influential tracks he would take to a desert island.

Keith Richards

Keith Richards, legendary guitarist, songwriter and member of the Rolling Stones, talks to Kirsty Young about his life, from childhood to the longevity of the band, and he reveals the eight influential tracks he would take to a desert island.

43:04

EP05 - S1

20 Jun 21

John McEnroe

Kirsty Young is joined by John McEnroe, the former tennis star turned commentator who won eight  Wimbledon titles and eight US Open’s, and whose on-court behaviour earned him the nickname ‘Superbrat’. What would he take to a desert island?

John McEnroe

Kirsty Young is joined by John McEnroe, the former tennis star turned commentator who won eight  Wimbledon titles and eight US Open’s, and whose on-court behaviour earned him the nickname ‘Superbrat’. What would he take to a desert island?

44:09

EP04 - S1

20 Jun 21

David Beckham

Kirsty Young talks to former professional footballer David Beckham on Desert Island Discs 75th Anniversary. How would the former England captain survive on a desert island?

David Beckham

Kirsty Young talks to former professional footballer David Beckham on Desert Island Discs 75th Anniversary. How would the former England captain survive on a desert island?

44:12

EP03 - S1

20 Jun 21

Freddie Flintoff

Kirsty Young’s castaway is former England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff MBE, who was part of the England team that won the Ashes in 2005. What would he take to a desert island?

Freddie Flintoff

Kirsty Young’s castaway is former England cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff MBE, who was part of the England team that won the Ashes in 2005. What would he take to a desert island?

44:05

EP02 - S1

20 Jun 21

David Attenborough

For the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young is joined by someone who has seen more of the world than anyone else who has ever lived - David Attenborough. He chooses eight tracks, a book and luxury item for a desert island.

David Attenborough

For the 70th anniversary edition of Desert Island Discs, Kirsty Young is joined by someone who has seen more of the world than anyone else who has ever lived - David Attenborough. He chooses eight tracks, a book and luxury item for a desert island.

42:54

EP01 - S1

20 Jun 21

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