Culture Comforts: Desert Island Discs

It may seem as though I’ve been living in a box or I’ve become middle-aged as a result of lockdown, but since Christmas I’ve been obsessed with Desert Island Discs.

For the uniniated, Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It is currently hosted by Lauren Laverne. It was first broadcast on the BBC Radio Forces Programme in January 1942 and “continues to attract guests of the highest calibre”.

Music is incredibly personal, and it provides a real insight into each castaway’s life. It also captures a moment in time. The archives are vast, and I’ve listened to several episodes from the sixties to the nineties. It’s truly fascinating.

There is such a variety of interviewee from politicians, to fashion designers to musicians. There’s really something for everyone.

-Maggie John

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