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Desert Island Discs
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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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 12,156 ratings
Lauren Laverne was okay as a stand in but as permanent replacement she is just not up to scratch. She is very nice, don’t get me wrong, but she doesn’t have the journalistic skill for interview so the interview element just bobs along. No one could ever be as bad as Sue Lawley who liked to inform...Read full review »
Sulamaye via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/19
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.
bunnygalore via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/19
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!
The dogs sausage via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/19
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