On the 29th January 1942 the first ever Desert Island Discs
was broadcast. Surpassed only by the Grand Ole Opry
it is the second longest running radio show in history. Beautiful in its simplicity - each castaway is asked to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item for their imaginary stay on the desert island. For those who have not come across it before aquaint yourself with its iconic theme tune 'By the Sleepy Lagoon' here
. Then for newcomers and old hands aquaint yourself with the wonderful new BBC website
with searchable archives of 2852 episodes detailing castaways choices, and now
with more than 500 episodes available for free download.
posted by numberstation
on May 3, 2011 -