Desert Island Discs

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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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Spielberg tells of guilt over harm hit film Jaws may have done to sharks
Director tells BBC’s Desert Island Discs he regrets the ‘frenzy of sport fishing’ that followed 1975 thriller’s release

Miranda Bryant

18, Dec, 2022 @9:29 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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‘My father said he’d blow my brains out’: Richard E Grant tells of grief and trauma
The actor, whose wife died last year, talks to Desert Island Discs about his relationship with his parents growing up in Africa

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

06, Nov, 2022 @6:06 AM

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John Legend reveals trauma of losing child in Desert Island Discs
A talent from the age of four, the musician seemingly led a charmed life - until tragedy struck

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Kate Moss wasn’t just naturally slender, she wasn’t fed | Letters
Letter: Natasha Loke draws attention to healthy BMIs and wider problems in the modelling industry

Letters

31, Jul, 2022 @3:53 PM

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Kate Moss ‘sick and angry’ at being made a scapegoat for taking cocaine
The British supermodel talks candidly on BBC radio’s Desert Island Discs about her drug use, defending Johnny Depp and being ‘objectified and scared’

Vanessa Thorpe

24, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Adele tells of guilt over cancelled Las Vegas shows, break with her father and being a ‘sad person’
Singer tells BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs she became a ‘shell of a person’ after deciding the residency could not go ahead

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

03, Jul, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Bono tells of his secret half-brother and of family forgiveness
The U2 singer, interviewed on Desert Island Discs, describes his regrets about his teenage behaviour and explains his mocked ‘poem’ about Ukraine

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The organist’s dance of the deaf | Brief letters
Brief letters: Different shades of Bach | Delivery drivers in need | Once woke, always right | Workers’ rights in Germany

Brief letters

27, Feb, 2022 @5:19 PM

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I didn’t take Covid seriously enough, admits leading statistician
Sir David Spiegelhalter tells Desert Island Discs he wouldn’t make a good government adviser because he is too optimistic

Robin McKie, Science Editor

06, Feb, 2022 @6:01 AM

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