Desert Island Discs
documentary / from 10.00pm / BBC4
eight discs, a book and a luxury item, that’s what the castaways on the Radio 4 show are asked to choose to take away to their imaginary desert island. Proof that the best ideas are often the simple ones, DID has notched up 75 years with only four presenters. Kirsty Young is the current incumbent – her recent castaways include David Beckham and Ed Sheeran – and Kirsty introduces this re-showing of an Arena, made in 1982 and with guest Paul Mccartney, when the show was 40.
Roy Plomley with fan Paul Mccartney in 1982