300 episodes

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5, 8.4K Ratings

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

KnowlesKnows ,

Wonderful Radio

The concept remains as fresh today as it did decades ago. People didn’t like Kirsty Young at first, that’s how it is when a presenter is changed. Lauren Laverne is doing a grand job

bunnygalore ,

Thank goodness for Lauren

Lauren Laverne is excellent - the guest finally gets to tell their own story whereas the unlamented Kirsty was in love with her own voice and hardly let guests get a word in. It is so refreshing to get the guests story with just a little prodding, just as it should be. Long may she stay.

The dogs sausage ,

The dessert is dry

Amazing concept works well as it always has however the bbc needs to find a more appropriate/suitable presenter than the whining voice of Lauren Laverne!

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