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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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4.5 stars from 14,605 ratings
Longtime devotee warms to Lauren
I admit my disappointment when Kirsty had to step down made me sceptical about her replacement. Over many years, I have found each presenter brought something new to the programme and this appeared to me to reach its zenith with Kirsty’s insight and empathy. I doubted Lauren’s background suited...Read full review »
Focalpoint via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/18/20
Why won’t the bbc listen to the public these wooden & very scripted podcasts are getting worse The guests never gets chance to really answer the questions Please find an interviewer with some journalist experience
ferg p via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/15/20
Loved DID and listened regularly to the archives. Kirsty had a great warmth and one felt part of a natural conversation. L L exhausts me, why does she have to speak so fast! I’ve sadly stopped listening and really miss the programme.
Taraa_ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/13/20
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