Desert Island Discs: 70 Years of Castaways PDF/EPUB

Desert Island Discs: 70 Years of Castaways PDF/EPUB I like listening to Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and I am a sucker for shiny new books no one else has taken out yet at the library But sadly I found this retrospective written by Sean Magee rather than someone who had been directly involved in making the programmes a little uninspiring The most lavish images are the double page spreads to introduce each decade but they are not at all specific to the radio programme.It was interesting to read about the origins and early days of the pro I like listening to Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and I am a sucker for shiny new books no one else has taken out yet at the library But sadly I found this retrospective written by Sean Magee rather than someone who had been directly involved in making the programmes a little uninspiring The most lavish images are the double page spreads to introduce each decade but they are not at all specific to the radio programme.It was interesting to read about the origins and early days of the programme and my overall impression is that it hits the mark pretty well in its selection of which interviews to highlight and the points it makes about the style of interview, with direct quotation is used to good effect After each programme discussion there is a paragraph or two bringing us up to date on the castaway s life since being returned to civilisation whether that is Robert Maxwell found floating in the ocean with his ex employees pensions gone in his fraudulent activities, Cliff Richard s many decades in the music business after being marooned at just 20, or Gordon Brown eventually becoming Prime Minister and marrying and having 3 children Desert Island Discs celebrated its th birthday inSince the program s deviser Roy Plomley interviewed comedian Vic Oliver in January , nearly , distinguished people from all walks of life have been stranded on the mythical island, accompanied by only eight records, one book, and a luxury Here the story of one of BBC Radios favourite programs is chronicled through a special selection of castaways Roy Plomley, inventor of the program as well as its presenter for thanyears, quizzes the young Cliff Richard about these rather frenzied movements the s pop sensation makes on the stage Robert Maxwell tells Plomley s successor Michael Parkinson that I will have left the world a slightly better place by having lived in it Diana Mosley assures Sue Lawley that Adolf Hitler was extraordinarily fascinating and had mesmeric blue eyes And Johnny Vegas tugs Kirsty Young s heartstrings with his account of a childhood so impoverished that family pets were fair game My dad had always claimed that rabbits were livestock, but we d never eaten one before Desert Island Discs is much than a radio program It is a unique and enduringly popular take on our lives and times and this extensively illustrated book tells in rich detail the colorful and absorbing story of an extraordinary institution

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