Kirsty Young

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The week in audio: Desert Island Discs; Today guest editors; The Dark Is Rising; Terry Hall
The fleeting return of Kirsty Young, a mixed bag of guest editors, some midwinter magic and fond memories of Terry Hall

31, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘Losing sense of self’: Kirsty Young opens up about illness on Desert Island Discs
Former presenter tells current host Lauren Laverne of pain of stepping back from career due to chronic conditions

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

25, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Former Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young to return as Christmas guest
Long-time presenter will share her thoughts on the Queen’s funeral in BBC festive schedule highlight

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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BBC platinum jubilee review: Queen’s partial absence poses tricky challenges
Finding the right tone was not always easy, but the TV marathon was a triumphant return for Kirsty Young

Mark Lawson

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Jubilee TV viewing figures down on previous royal occasions
Peak audience of 7.5 million people watched the BBC’s trooping the colour broadcast on Thursday

Jim Waterson and Emily Dugan

03, Jun, 2022 @1:47 PM

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Kirsty Young to anchor Queen’s platinum jubilee coverage on BBC
Presenter will return to broadcaster for first time since 2018 to oversee weekend of programming

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

02, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Woodland Trust joins objection to Kirsty Young’s plan for Scottish island
Broadcaster and husband hit by claims they plan to cull wallabies and chop down trees on Inchconnachan island

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

09, Feb, 2022 @6:54 PM

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My endless pain: living with fibromyalgia
Kirsty Young, host of Desert Island Discs, has helped raise awareness of the painful, debilitating condition, but it remains poorly understood

Hazel Borland

01, Sep, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Kirsty Young to take Desert Island Discs break because of illness
Lauren Laverne will cover BBC Radio 4 show while host is away due to fibromyalgia

Nadia Khomami

30, Aug, 2018 @10:51 AM

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Michelle Obama or Bob Dylan? Readers suggest castaways for Desert Island Discs
As the show celebrates 75 years on the airwaves, we asked readers who they would like to see in the hotseat

Guardian readers and Matthew Holmes

28, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Kirsty Young picks her Desert Island Discs
On Sunday, Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. We asked the current host which tracks she would choose if she were cast away now

Kirsty Young

25, Jan, 2017 @2:10 PM

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Roll over Beethoven: Desert Island Discs stars pick pop over classical
Varying background of modern castaways means Radio 4 show features more diverse range of cultures and musical choices

Nadia Khomami

24, Jan, 2017 @12:01 AM

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