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Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs
BBC Radio 4

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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Dame Sarah Storey, athlete

Dame Sarah Storey is Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian, winning 17 gold, eight silver and three bronze medals. She was... more

15 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Greg Davies, comedian

Greg Davies is a familiar face on television as the host of Taskmaster, the BAFTA-winning game show, and he has... more

09 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
Classic Desert Island Discs - Yoko Ono

Kirsty Young talks to the artist Yoko Ono in a programme first broadcast in 2007.

02 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
Classic Desert Island Discs - Benjamin Zephaniah

Sue Lawley talks to the poet Benjamin Zephaniah in a programme first broadcast in 1997. Benjamin Zephaniah died in January... more

26 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Classic Desert Island Discs - Samantha Morton

Lauren Laverne talks to the actor and director Samantha Morton in a programme first broadcast in 2020.

19 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Classic Desert Island Discs - Keith Richards

Kirsty Young talks to the musician and Rolling Stones member Keith Richards in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

11 May 2024 · 34 minutes
Classic Desert Island Discs - Annie Nightingale

Lauren Laverne talks to the broadcaster Annie Nightingale in a programme first broadcast in 2020. Annie Nightingale died in January... more

05 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Professor Tim Spector, scientist

Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Head of the Department of Twin Research at King’s College London. ... more

27 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
Professor Alice Roberts, scientist and broadcaster

Professor Alice Roberts is one of the most popular science communicators in Britain today. As the presenter of the BBC... more

21 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Jenny Sealey, theatre director

Jenny Sealey has been the artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company since 1997: Graeae is a deaf and disabled-led company... more

13 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
James Graham, playwright

James Graham is an award-winning dramatist whose plays include This House, Ink and Dear England starring Joseph Fiennes as the... more

07 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Rita Rae, Lady Rae, lawyer and judge

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae is a lawyer and judge, and the current Rector of the University of Glasgow. Early... more

31 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Sandy Powell, costume designer

Sandy Powell won her first Academy Award for dressing Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love, and has... more

24 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
Clive Oppenheimer, volcanologist

Clive Oppenheimer is a volcanologist, filmmaker and Professor of Volcanology at the University of Cambridge. His research has taken him... more

17 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Cillian Murphy, actor

Cillian Murphy has received global acclaim for his performance in the title role of Christopher Nolan’s epic film Oppenheimer. He... more

10 Mar 2024 · 35 minutes
Val Wilmer, writer and photographer

Val Wilmer has photographed and interviewed many of the most significant musicians of the post-war years, including Duke Ellington, Muddy... more

03 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Jamie Dornan, actor

Jamie Dornan is an actor who first came to the attention of television audiences in 2013 when he played serial... more

25 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cellist who came to international attention when he performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and... more

18 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Guli Francis-Dehqani, Church of England Bishop

The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani is the Bishop of Chelmsford. She also sits in Parliament as a Lord... more

11 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Graham Nash, musician

Graham William Nash is a musician, singer, songwriter and photographer. He had his first musical success as... more

04 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
Delia Smith, CH, CBE, cookery writer and broadcaster

Delia Smith CH CBE is one of Britain’s most popular and successful cookery writers and broadcasters. Her... more

21 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Greta Gerwig, writer and director

Greta Gerwig is the director of the feature film Barbie - the first woman in cinematic history to have the... more

14 Jan 2024 · 35 minutes
Shirley Ballas, dance judge

Shirley Ballas is the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC’s Saturday night entertainment show, which regularly attracts an... more

07 Jan 2024 · 36 minutes
Marina Abramović, performance artist

Marina Abramović is an artist renowned for performances and feats of endurance, in which her body is pushed to its... more

31 Dec 2023 · 39 minutes
Dr Nicola Fox, head of science at Nasa

Dr Nicky Fox is only the second woman to hold the post of Head of Science at NASA since the... more

24 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Pia Sinha, Director Prison Reform Trust

Pia Sinha is the Director of the Prison Reform Trust and a former prison governor. She was awarded the... more

17 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
Peter White, broadcaster

Peter White is an award-winning broadcaster. In 2024 he will celebrate 50 years presenting Radio 4’s In Touch, the... more

10 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
Lea Salonga, singer and actor

Lea Salonga was just 18 when she became an international theatre star, taking a leading role in the world premiere... more

03 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Professor Dame Lesley Regan, obstetrician and gynaecologist

Professor Dame Lesley Regan is the Government’s first Women’s Health Ambassador for England. She is one of the main... more

26 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Patrick Grant, designer and broadcaster

Patrick Grant is a designer, clothing entrepreneur and a judge on the BBC TV programme The Great British Sewing Bee.... more

19 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Dame Donna Langley, film studio executive

Dame Donna Langley is chairman and chief content officer for the NBC Universal Studio Group, the first British woman in... more

12 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Greg Jackson, entrepreneur

Greg Jackson is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy. The company is the UK’s second largest domestic energy... more

05 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Katherine Ryan, comedian

Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian and writer. Her edgy and provocative routines have led to sell-out tours, comedy... more

29 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
Lucinda Russell, horse trainer

Lucinda Russell is a Scottish racehorse trainer. Her stables in Kinross have sent out almost 900 winners, including two Grand... more

22 Oct 2023 · 35 minutes
Adrian Edmondson, actor, writer

Adrian Edmondson first shot to national fame in 1982, playing the studded punk Vyvyan in the TV sitcom The Young... more

14 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
Shirley Collins, folk singer

Shirley Collins first enjoyed success as one of the leading figures in the British folk revival of the 1960s. She... more

02 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Toto Wolff, Formula 1 executive

Toto Wolff is CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes Formula 1 motor racing team. He has led the team... more

27 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Simon Woolley, crossbench peer

Simon Woolley, Lord Woolley of Woodford, is principal of Homerton College at Cambridge University. He is the first black man... more

20 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Jill Scott, footballer

Jill Scott is the second most capped England footballer ever, playing for her country 161 times. Before her retirement last... more

12 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
Peter Doig, artist

Peter Doig is one of Britain’s most successful living artists. His paintings have been exhibited at major galleries around the... more

05 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
Stanley Tucci, actor

Stanley Tucci is an actor, director and writer who is known for his roles in a broad range of feature... more

30 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
Kate Mosse, writer

Kate Mosse OBE is a British novelist and broadcaster. She is the author of ten novels and short story collections,... more

22 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
Adam Kay, writer

Adam Kay is a writer whose memoir This is Going to Hurt; Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor won the... more

16 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Claudia Rankine, poet

Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist and playwright. She is best known for her book Citizen: An American Lyric... more

09 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Jeremy Bowen, journalist

Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s award-winning international editor. He has been reporting from the world’s conflict zones, including Iraq,... more

02 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
Ronnie O'Sullivan, snooker player

Ronnie O’Sullivan OBE is currently ranked the number one snooker player in the world, and is widely regarded as one... more

24 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
Professor Sharon Peacock, scientist

Professor Sharon Peacock is professor of public health and microbiology at Cambridge University. In March 2020 she set up... more

18 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Simon Pegg, actor

Simon Pegg is an actor and screenwriter who became a household name after appearing in two of Hollywood’s most successful... more

11 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
Professor Peter Hennessy, historian

Professor Peter Hennessy is one of the UK’s leading contemporary historians. He has written acclaimed and important books about... more

04 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
Dara Ó Briain, comedian and television presenter

Dara Ó Briain has toured the world as a stand-up comedian, and hosted the BBC’s satirical series Mock the Week... more

23 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Liz Carr, actor and activist

Liz Carr is most widely known for her role as the forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the long-running BBC TV... more

19 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Amanda Blanc, businesswoman

Amanda Blanc is the group CEO of the insurance company Aviva. She is one of a handful of women at... more

09 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Robert Webb, comedian

Robert Webb first reached a wide audience as the co-star of Channel 4’s longest running sitcom, the BAFTA-award winning Peep... more

01 Apr 2023 · 36 minutes
Sonia Boyce, artist

In 2022 Sonia Boyce became the first Black British woman to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale exhibition. She... more

26 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
Jenny Beavan, costume designer

Jenny Beavan has won three Oscars for her costumes for the films Room with a View, Mad Max: Fury Road... more

19 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
David Sedaris, writer

David Sedaris is a writer whose humorous stories and wry takes on everyday encounters have led to 13 bestselling books... more

12 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Lesley Manville, actor

Lesley Manville made her debut on the West End stage as a teenager in 1972, and since then has taken... more

05 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
Professor Corinne Le Quéré, climate scientist

Corinne Le Quéré is the Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia where... more

26 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Michael Pollan, writer

Michael Pollan’s award-winning writing about plants, nature and food combines anthropology and philosophy with culture, health and natural history. ... more

19 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Gabby Logan, broadcaster

Gabby Logan presents a range of popular BBC sports programmes and hosts high-profile sporting events including the Olympics, Premiership football... more

12 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Sir Malcolm Walker, retailer

Sir Malcolm Walker is the chairman and co-founder of the frozen food supermarket chain Iceland. He was brought up in... more

05 Feb 2023 · 37 minutes
Kirsty Young, broadcaster

Kirsty Young was the award-winning presenter of Desert Island Discs between 2006 and 2018, interviewing 496 castaways. Her TV work... more

22 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
Steven Spielberg, director

Steven Spielberg is the most successful director of his generation and the highest-grossing director of all time: his films have... more

15 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
Cate Blanchett, actor

Cate Blanchett is arguably the most celebrated Australian actor ever, winning two Academy Awards, three BAFTAs, three Golden Globes and... more

08 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Edward Enninful, editor

Edward Enninful is the editor-in-chief of British Vogue and the editorial director of Vogue in Europe.Edward was born in the... more

01 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
Baz Luhrmann, director

Baz Luhrmann is an Australian director whose debut film, Strictly Ballroom, became one of Australia’s most successful releases, and also... more

25 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Barry Hearn, sports promoter

Barry Hearn is a promoter who has been at the forefront of some of the biggest snooker, boxing and darts... more

18 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
Professor Jean Golding, epidemiologist

Professor Jean Golding is an epidemiologist who is best known for founding the Children of the Nineties study - more... more

11 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Richard E Grant, actor

Richard E Grant was born in Swaziland, now Eswatini, one of the smallest countries in Africa, and took his first... more

04 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
Professor Angela Gallop, forensic scientist

Professor Angela Gallop is a forensic scientist who has helped solve some of the most notorious violent crimes in recent... more

27 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
Rick Rubin, music producer

Rick Rubin is a multiple Grammy-winning record producer who has worked with a wide range of artists including Adele, the... more

20 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Maxine Peake, actor

Maxine Peake is an actor and writer who first came to public attention in 1998 as Twinkle in the Victoria... more

13 Nov 2022 · 34 minutes
Kevin Sinfield, rugby player

Kevin Sinfield OBE is one of the most decorated players in the history of English rugby league. He captained Leeds... more

06 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Dr Waheed Arian, doctor

Dr Waheed Arian is a radiologist who set up a charity called Arian Teleheal in 2015. The charity enables... more

30 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Jay Blades, presenter and furniture restorer

Jay Blades is a furniture restorer who is best known for presenting the Repair Shop on BBC One. The... more

23 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
Sue Barker, presenter and tennis player

Sue Barker is a television presenter and former professional tennis player. She presented the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage for nearly three... more

16 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
John Legend, musician

The American singer and songwriter John Legend has won two Emmys, 12 Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony award –... more

03 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Clare Smyth, chef

Clare Smyth is a highly acclaimed chef and is the first British woman to win the coveted three Michelin stars... more

28 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
Kate Moss, model

Kate Moss came to fame in the 1990s, and her distinctive look went on to embody the era of Cool... more

21 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
Kate Ewart-Biggs, Deputy Chief Executive, British Council

Kate Ewart-Biggs is the deputy chief executive of the British Council, which aims to build connections between the UK and... more

13 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
Andrew Ramroop, tailor

Andrew Ramroop is a Savile Row tailor, whose international client list has included film stars and royalty.Andrew grew up in... more

06 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
Adele, singer and songwriter

Adele is a singer and songwriter who has achieved record-breaking sales and global recognition for her four albums which document... more

31 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
Bono, singer and songwriter

Bono is a singer, songwriter and the frontman of U2, one of the most recognisable and successful bands in music... more

24 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
Rita Tushingham, actor

Rita Tushingham first won international acclaim as a teenager, playing Jo in the film A Taste of Honey. Her performance... more

17 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC

Frances O’Grady is the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the UK's umbrella group for unions, representing millions... more

10 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
Jon Ronson, writer and broadcaster

Jon Ronson is a writer and broadcaster whose award-winning podcast and Radio 4 series Things Fell Apart investigated the stories... more

03 Jul 2022 · 34 minutes
David Harewood, actor and presenter

David Harewood is a British actor and presenter who found global fame playing the CIA director David Estes in the... more

26 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Ellie Simmonds, swimmer

Ellie Simmonds has competed at four Paralympic Games, winning five gold medals and breaking world records on the way. She... more

18 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Bradley Walsh, presenter and actor

Bradley Walsh is a familiar face to many millions of TV viewers, as the host of quiz shows including The... more

12 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Fiona Hill, foreign affairs specialist

Fiona Hill is a foreign affairs specialist who advised Presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. She... more

05 Jun 2022 · 35 minutes
Desert Island Discoveries

Lauren shares handpicked gems from the Desert Island Discs back-catalogue with Radio 1 presenter Vick Hope, including Bob Mortimer, Maya... more

29 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Unaids

Winnie Byanyima is a human rights advocate and executive director of Unaids, the joint UN Programme which was set up... more

24 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Alan Cumming, actor

Alan Cumming's wide-ranging career on stage includes playing Hamlet, starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame and – perhaps... more

17 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Robert Plant, singer and songwriter

Robert Plant is a singer and songwriter who was Led Zeppelin’s frontman from the band’s inception in 1968 until it... more

10 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Oti Mabuse, dancer

Oti Mabuse is a dancer, choreographer and TV talent show judge. She has enjoyed great success on the BBC show... more

03 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Professor Nick Webborn, Chair of the British Paralympic Association

Professor Nick Webborn has chaired the British Paralympic Association since 2017. He is a world-leading expert on Paralympic sports medicine... more

27 Feb 2022 · 37 minutes
Anne Tyler, writer

Anne Tyler is a novelist and short story writer. Her 23 novels include the Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the... more

20 Feb 2022 · 36 minutes
Leslie Caron, actress

Leslie Caron is an award-winning actress and dancer who starred in some of the most memorable films of Hollywood’s golden... more

13 Feb 2022 · 36 minutes
Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, statistician

Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter specialises in medical statistics. He is the Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and... more

06 Feb 2022 · 37 minutes
Lyse Doucet, journalist

Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s award-winning chief international correspondent, reporting from a range of postings including in Kabul, Islamabad, Tehran... more

30 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
John Caudwell, businessman

John Caudwell is a businessman and philanthropist who founded the mobile phone company Phones 4U in 1996. It became the... more

23 Jan 2022 · 35 minutes
Deborah Levy, writer

Deborah Levy is a writer whose novels Swimming Home and Hot Milk were both shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Last... more

16 Jan 2022 · 37 minutes
Simon Reeve, broadcaster and writer

Simon Reeve is a broadcaster and writer best known for his TV documentaries which combine travel and adventure with investigations... more

09 Jan 2022 · 35 minutes
Richard Osman, writer and broadcaster

Richard Osman is a broadcaster, TV producer and writer who co-presents the quiz show Pointless on BBC One. His first... more

28 Dec 2021 · 35 minutes
Dame Prue Leith, writer and broadcaster

Dame Prue Leith is a broadcaster, writer, former restaurateur and a judge on the television show the Great British Bake... more

19 Dec 2021 · 35 minutes
Jack Thorne, screenwriter

Jack Thorne is a writer who has enjoyed great success with his scripts for the stage, cinema and television, winning... more

12 Dec 2021 · 36 minutes
Helen Macdonald, writer and naturalist

Helen Macdonald is a writer and naturalist who is best known as the author of H is for Hawk which... more

05 Dec 2021 · 37 minutes
Neil Gaiman, writer

Neil Gaiman is a writer whose list of titles spans many forms from novels, including American Gods, to children’s stories... more

28 Nov 2021 · 34 minutes
Carl Hester, dressage rider

Carl Hester is a dressage rider who has competed in six Olympic Games, winning a team gold at London 2012.... more

21 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
Dame Jo da Silva, engineer

Dame Jo da Silva is a structural engineer and disaster relief specialist. Her humanitarian work has taken her from... more

19 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
Joanne Harris, writer

Joanne Harris is a writer who is best known for her novel Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature... more

07 Nov 2021 · 34 minutes
Peter Schmeichel, footballer

Peter Schmeichel is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the modern game. In 1999, he captained... more

31 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
Michael Sandel, philosopher

Michael Sandel is a political philosopher and professor of government theory at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has... more

24 Oct 2021 · 35 minutes
Deborah Meaden, businesswoman

Deborah Meaden is a businesswoman and entrepreneur. She’s been one of the investment ‘Dragons’ in the BBC... more

17 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
Dame Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

The mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly has sung at the most prestigious venues around the world, including the Royal Opera House,... more

10 Oct 2021 · 37 minutes
Tom Ilube, entrepreneur

Tom Ilube is an entrepreneur, known for his successful start-up companies, and a philanthropist. He recently took up the post... more

03 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
Tracey Ullman, actor and comedian

Tracey Ullman was the first woman to be offered her own television sketch show – both in Britain and America... more

26 Sep 2021 · 34 minutes
Baroness Hale of Richmond, former judge

Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, is a former judge who served as the first female president of the Supreme... more

19 Sep 2021 · 38 minutes
Michael Holding, cricketer

Michael Holding is a cricket commentator and former West Indies bowler. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest fast... more

12 Sep 2021 · 36 minutes
Nazir Afzal, lawyer

Nazir Afzal is a solicitor and the former chief crown prosecutor for north-west England. Among his notable cases, he brought... more

01 Aug 2021 · 34 minutes
Robert Macfarlane, writer

Robert Macfarlane is a writer whose books about the natural world, including The Wild Places and The Old Ways, have... more

25 Jul 2021 · 34 minutes
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, athlete

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is an Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion heptathlete, and is one of the most successful... more

18 Jul 2021 · 35 minutes
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, veterinary surgeon

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a veterinary surgeon who presents the television series The Supervet. He has pushed the boundaries... more

12 Jul 2021 · 35 minutes
Paul Costelloe, fashion designer

Paul Costelloe is a fashion designer who recently celebrated his 36th year showing at London Fashion Week, making him the... more

04 Jul 2021 · 34 minutes
Margaret Busby, publisher

Margaret Busby is a publisher and editor who was the chair of the Booker Prize jury in 2020.She has spent... more

27 Jun 2021 · 36 minutes
Richard Wilson, actor and director

Richard Wilson is an actor and director who became a household name when he played the part of Victor Meldrew... more

20 Jun 2021 · 37 minutes
Yo-Yo Ma, musician

Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and one of the world's most high-profile classical musicians. He has performed for eight US... more

13 Jun 2021 · 37 minutes
Heather Hallett, former judge and crossbench peer

Heather Hallett, Baroness Hallett of Rye, is a former judge and a cross-bench peer. Called to the Bar in 1972,... more

06 Jun 2021 · 35 minutes
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, charity CEO

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi is the chief executive of Christian Aid, leading development and humanitarian work in Africa, Asia and the... more

30 May 2021 · 36 minutes
Alexei Sayle, comedian

Alexei Sayle is a comedian and writer, who began his career just over 40 years ago at the small Comedy... more

23 May 2021 · 35 minutes
Brian Greene

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist, mathematician and writer, whose area of research is string theory. His books and broadcasts... more

16 May 2021 · 38 minutes
Billie Piper, actor

Billie Piper is an Olivier Award winning actor and former pop star.She was born in Swindon in September 1982, and... more

09 May 2021 · 36 minutes
Professor Sir Simon Wessely

Professor Sir Simon Wessely is the first ever psychiatrist to be awarded a Regius professorship – an honour bestowed by... more

28 Mar 2021 · 38 minutes
Maggie O'Farrell, writer

Maggie O’Farrell has written eight novels, a memoir and a children’s book. In 2020 her novel Hamnet won the Women’s... more

21 Mar 2021 · 35 minutes
Dame Louise Casey, crossbench peer

Baroness Casey of Blackstock is a former civil servant specialising in social welfare, who has worked under five prime ministers.... more

14 Mar 2021 · 37 minutes
Mark Strong, actor

Mark Strong has appeared in more than 60 films, along with numerous TV dramas and plays. His career took off... more

07 Mar 2021 · 34 minutes
Claire Horton, charity worker

Claire Horton is the former chief executive of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and is currently director general of the... more

28 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren is the first performer to win the Best Actress Academy Award for a role in a foreign language... more

21 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
Malala Yousafzai, activist

Malala Yousafzai is an activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17 - becoming the youngest... more

14 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
George McGavin, entomologist and broadcaster

George McGavin is an entomologist, explorer and broadcaster, who has spread the word about the importance of insects to audiences... more

07 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
Monica Galetti, chef and restaurateur

Monica Galetti is a chef, restaurateur and cook book writer, who is also known as a judge on the television... more

31 Jan 2021 · 34 minutes
Tim Peake, astronaut

Major Tim Peake, is an Army Air Corps officer and a European Space Agency astronaut. He was the first British... more

24 Jan 2021 · 34 minutes
Samantha Power

Samantha Power was the USA's youngest ever ambassador to the UN, during President Barack Obama’s second term, and is a... more

17 Jan 2021 · 35 minutes
David Olusoga, historian and broadcaster

David Olusoga is a historian, writer and broadcaster who has presented a range of programmes including the BBC’s A House... more

10 Jan 2021 · 35 minutes
Colonel Lucy Giles

Colonel Lucy Giles is an officer of the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps and is currently President of the Army... more

27 Dec 2020 · 35 minutes
Sir Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard makes a second trip to the island he first visited 60 years ago, when he had just... more

20 Dec 2020 · 35 minutes
Minette Batters

Minette Batters is the first woman to become President of the National Farmers' Union, representing 47,000 members. She was first... more

13 Dec 2020 · 37 minutes
Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which funds scientific research. He is... more

06 Dec 2020 · 37 minutes
Helen Oxenbury

Helen Oxenbury is an illustrator of children’s books whose work has featured in many very popular titles for younger readers... more

29 Nov 2020 · 37 minutes
Arsène Wenger, former football manager

Arsène Wenger was the manager of Arsenal FC for 22 years, becoming the longest-serving and most successful manager in the... more

22 Nov 2020 · 49 minutes
Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition

Sir Keir Starmer is the leader of the Labour Party, and the leader of the opposition.Named after Keir Hardie, a... more

15 Nov 2020 · 37 minutes
David Mitchell, novelist

David Mitchell has published eight novels, two of which – number9dream and Cloud Atlas – have been shortlisted for the... more

13 Nov 2020 · 36 minutes
Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust

Hilary McGrady is Director General of the National Trust.She was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1966, where her father... more

01 Nov 2020 · 34 minutes
Chris Boardman, cyclist

Chris Boardman is an Olympic cyclist, businessman and the Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester. Both his parents were... more

25 Oct 2020 · 35 minutes
Professor Averil Mansfield, retired surgeon

Averil Mansfield is a retired vascular surgeon and was the first female Professor of Surgery in the UK when she... more

18 Oct 2020 · 37 minutes
Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE

Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE is a Trinidadian-British broadcaster, writer and politician. She became a familiar face to millions of viewers... more

15 Oct 2020 · 36 minutes
Samantha Morton, actor

Samantha Morton is an actor and director. She has appeared in films directed by Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg, and... more

04 Oct 2020 · 45 minutes
Yusuf Cat Stevens, musician

Yusuf Cat Stevens is a singer-songwriter who first enjoyed success more than 50 years ago. He was born Steven... more

27 Sep 2020 · 35 minutes
Bernardine Evaristo, writer

Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize in 2019 for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other. She is Professor of Creative Writing... more

20 Sep 2020 · 36 minutes
Your Desert Island Discs

Listeners choose the music that has been special to them during the weeks of lockdown. With Jane Moss, Hugh... more

11 Aug 2020 · 51 minutes
Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate

Maria Balshaw is the Director of Tate, overseeing four major art galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern and Tate... more

10 Aug 2020 · 35 minutes
Steve Backshall, explorer

Steve Backshall is an explorer, naturalist and broadcaster. His BAFTA-winning programmes bring viewers of every generation closer to... more

02 Aug 2020 · 35 minutes
Sharon Horgan, writer, actor, producer

Sharon Horgan is a writer, actor and producer best known for co-writing and co-starring in the Channel 4 series Catastrophe... more

26 Jul 2020 · 36 minutes
Annie Nightingale, DJ

Annie Nightingale was BBC Radio 1’s first female presenter and is its longest-serving DJ, celebrating her 50th anniversary at the... more

19 Jul 2020 · 35 minutes
Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO

Jens Stoltenberg is the Secretary General of NATO and a former Prime Minister of Norway. Although he was born into... more

12 Jul 2020 · 35 minutes
Helen Fielding, author

Helen Fielding, writer and journalist, is best known for creating Bridget Jones, who first appeared in a newspaper column in... more

05 Jul 2020 · 38 minutes
Helen McCrory, actress

Helen McCrory shares the eight tracks, book and luxury she would want to take with her if cast away to... more

28 Jun 2020 · 38 minutes
Mark Johnston, racehorse trainer

Racehorse trainer Mark Johnston is a lynchpin of British flat racing. In August 2018 - when 20-1 shot Poet's... more

21 Jun 2020 · 39 minutes
Joe Wicks, fitness trainer and author

Joe Wicks, professionally known as The Body Coach, is a fitness and nutrition coach. Since the lockdown, he has been... more

14 Jun 2020 · 38 minutes
Martin Lewis, financial campaigner

Martin Lewis is a financial journalist, campaigner and broadcaster. His high-profile campaigns on bank charges, student finance, and mental health... more

07 Jun 2020 · 36 minutes
Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, former nurse

Elizabeth Anionwu is a retired nurse, campaigner and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. A fellow... more

31 May 2020 · 36 minutes
Charles Hazlewood, conductor

Charles Hazlewood is a conductor and the founder of Paraorchestra, the world's first professional ensemble of disabled musicians. Once described... more

24 May 2020 · 38 minutes
Sinead Burke, disability rights activist and teacher

Sinead Burke is a disability rights activist and teacher. She has combined her love of education and style to campaign... more

17 May 2020 · 38 minutes
Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate

Simon Armitage was appointed Poet Laureate in 2019. His poems celebrate the everyday and the ordinary with wit and... more

10 May 2020 · 39 minutes
Brian Cox, actor

Brian Cox CBE is a Scottish actor whose career spans almost 60 years, from his early days sweeping the stage... more

29 Mar 2020 · 34 minutes
Dame Helena Morrissey, financier and campaigner

Dame Helena Morrissey is a former City fund manager and chief executive of a major investment company, who has also... more

22 Mar 2020 · 36 minutes
Daniel Radcliffe, actor

Daniel Radcliffe reached a global audience in the title role of the hugely successful Harry Potter films. He has also... more

15 Mar 2020 · 55 minutes
Chris Riddell, illustrator, author and political cartoonist

Chris Riddell is an illustrator, author of children’s books and a political cartoonist. From 2015 to 2017, he was the... more

08 Mar 2020 · 38 minutes
Dorothy Byrne, journalist

Dorothy Byrne is the head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, and has worked in journalism for more... more

01 Mar 2020 · 39 minutes
Melanie C

Melanie Chisholm - known as Melanie C - is a singer and songwriter who found global fame as one fifth... more

23 Feb 2020 · 41 minutes
Ian Wright, former footballer and broadcaster

Ian Wright is a former professional footballer and now a football pundit on TV and radio. He began his career... more

16 Feb 2020 · 46 minutes
Zoe Ball, broadcaster

Zoe Ball is a radio and television presenter. She became the first woman to present the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast... more

09 Feb 2020 · 38 minutes
Sonita Alleyne, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge

Sonita Alleyne is the Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, the first woman to hold the post and - more significantly... more

02 Feb 2020 · 39 minutes
Anne Enright, writer

Anne Enright won the Booker Prize for her fourth novel, The Gathering, in 2007, and was appointed the inaugural Laureate... more

26 Jan 2020 · 37 minutes
Dame Sue Campbell, Director Women's Football at the FA

Dame Sue Campbell is the Director of Women’s Football at the Football Association. The women’s game has become increasingly... more

19 Jan 2020 · 52 minutes
Michael Lewis, writer

Michael Lewis is a best-selling non-fiction writer and journalist. He initially worked for an investment bank, and his experiences of... more

12 Jan 2020 · 36 minutes
Rupert Everett, actor

Rupert Everett is an actor, writer and director whose breakthrough came in 1981 when he was cast as a gay... more

09 Jan 2020 · 37 minutes
Stephen Merchant, writer, comedian and actor

Stephen Merchant first came to fame with the TV sitcom The Office, which he co-wrote and co-directed with Ricky Gervais.... more

22 Dec 2019 · 47 minutes
Heidi Thomas, screenwriter

Heidi Thomas is a screenwriter and playwright best known for Call the Midwife. The BBC TV series, which began... more

15 Dec 2019 · 53 minutes
Professor Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience

Professor Russell Foster is head of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, professor of circadian... more

08 Dec 2019 · 41 minutes
Asif Kapadia, film director

Asif Kapadia is an Academy Award-winning film director, renowned for his documentaries about the musician Amy Winehouse, the Brazilian motor... more

01 Dec 2019 · 38 minutes
Isabella Tree, writer and conservationist

Isabella Tree is a conservationist and writer of the award-winning book Wilding: the Return of Nature to a British Farm,... more

24 Nov 2019 · 40 minutes
Stephen Graham, actor

Stephen Graham is an actor, whose credits include key roles in films including This is England and The Irishman, and... more

17 Nov 2019 · 35 minutes
Lauren Laverne picks some of her favourite episodes

Hear stories & track choices from castaways including Len Goodman, Maya Angelou and Stephen Hawking.

13 Nov 2019 · 37 minutes
Kimberley Motley, lawyer

Kimberley Motley is an American attorney and the first foreign lawyer to practise in Afghanistan.Born in 1975 to an African-American... more

10 Nov 2019 · 51 minutes
Russell T Davies, screenwriter

Russell T Davies is one of the U.K.’s most successful television writers. He spent his teenage years learning his... more

03 Nov 2019 · 46 minutes
Wendell Pierce, actor

Wendell Pierce is an American actor best known for his role as Bunk Moreland in the television series The Wire.... more

27 Oct 2019 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Dame Glenys Stacey, former Chief Inspector of Probation

Dame Glenys Stacey has spent 40 years in public service, including high profile work as a regulator in key areas... more

20 Oct 2019 · 39 minutes
Baroness Arminka Helić

Baroness Arminka Helić is credited with persuading William Hague, the former foreign secretary, and the actor and director Angelina Jolie... more

14 Oct 2019 · 37 minutes
Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer & lyricist

Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the composer, lyricist and original star of the multi-award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. It won... more

06 Oct 2019 · 43 minutes
Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, firefighter

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is the Chief Fire Officer for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. She is one of... more

29 Sep 2019 · 52 minutes
Thom Yorke, musician

Thom Yorke has been the front man of Radiohead, one of Britain’s most successful British bands, for 34 years. They... more

22 Sep 2019 · 54 minutes
Jo Fairley, businesswoman

Jo Fairley is a businesswoman and writer. She co-founded the Green & Black’s chocolate company with Craig Sams, her husband,... more

11 Aug 2019 · 35 minutes
Sir Tim Waterstone, businessman

Sir Tim Waterstone is the founder of the bookshop chain that bears his name. Born in May 1939, he was... more

04 Aug 2019 · 40 minutes
Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer, England

Dame Sally Davies is the outgoing Chief Medical Officer for England. She will take up her next post as Master... more

28 Jul 2019 · 40 minutes
John Cooper Clarke, poet

John Cooper Clarke first achieved fame with his poetry during the punk rock era of the late 1970s. Born in... more

21 Jul 2019 · 44 minutes
Marcus Wareing, chef

Marcus Wareing is a prize-winning chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and cookery book writer, who gained his first Michelin star at... more

14 Jul 2019 · 37 minutes
Sue Biggs, DG Royal Horticultural Society

Sue Biggs is the Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society. She’s been at the helm of the RHS... more

07 Jul 2019 · 37 minutes
Jared Diamond, academic and author

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, although his interests and expertise range far... more

30 Jun 2019 · 41 minutes
Emily Eavis

Emily Eavis is co-organiser of the Glastonbury Festival. Together with her husband and her father, she masterminds the booking... more

23 Jun 2019 · 46 minutes
Nitin Sawhney, musician, producer, composer

Nitin Sawhney is a composer, musician and producer working in the worlds of music, film, video games, dance and theatre.... more

16 Jun 2019 · 39 minutes
Professor Monica McWilliams, social scientist

Professor Monica McWilliams is an academic, peace campaigner and former politician. In 1996, she was the co-founder of the Northern... more

09 Jun 2019 · 37 minutes
Lubaina Himid, artist

Lubaina Himid is a Turner Prize-winning artist, curator and Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. ... more

02 Jun 2019 · 38 minutes
Derren Brown, illusionist

Derren Brown, illusionist and mentalist, chooses the eight tracks, book and luxury he want to take with him if cast... more

26 May 2019 · 39 minutes
Pat McGrath, makeup artist

Pat McGrath is a renowned make-up artist. She works with the world’s top designers, photographers, editors and models, creating images... more

19 May 2019 · 39 minutes
Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux is a television documentary maker. He has received two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award for his... more

12 May 2019 · 51 minutes
Martin Freeman, actor

Martin Freeman is a multi-award winning actor, best known for his roles as the lovable Tim in BBC Two’s The... more

31 Mar 2019 · 53 minutes
Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK

Lauren Laverne’s castaway this week is Jacqueline de Rojas, the President of techUK, the body that represents 900 companies in... more

24 Mar 2019 · 37 minutes
Marlon James, writer

Marlon James is a writer who won the Man Booker Prize in 2015 for A Brief History of Seven Killings,... more

17 Mar 2019 · 44 minutes
Dame Esther Rantzen, broadcaster and campaigner

Dame Esther Rantzen is best known as the presenter of the long-running TV series That’s Life, which began on BBC... more

10 Mar 2019 · 49 minutes
Trevor Sorbie, hairdresser

Trevor Sorbie is known as an innovative hairdresser and is the founder of the charity, MyNewHair. Born into a family... more

03 Mar 2019 · 36 minutes
Margaret MacMillan, historian

Professor Margaret MacMillan is a Canadian historian, author and broadcaster. In 2018 she delivered the Reith Lectures on BBC... more

24 Feb 2019 · 39 minutes
Ann Cleeves, writer

Ann Cleeves is a crime writer best known for two series of novels, both of which have been adapted for... more

17 Feb 2019 · 37 minutes
Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Cressida Dick is Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.She was born in 1960, the youngest child of two university professors. Her... more

10 Feb 2019 · 40 minutes
Bob Mortimer, comedian

Bob Mortimer is a comedian best known for his work with his comedy partner Vic Reeves. For 30 years, he and... more

03 Feb 2019 · 46 minutes
Wendy Cope, poet

Wendy Cope is one of England’s most popular and widely-read contemporary poets. Wendy was born in Erith, Kent. Her father... more

27 Jan 2019 · 40 minutes
James Rebanks, shepherd and writer

James Rebanks is a shepherd and the best-selling author of The Shepherd’s Life. Born in Cumbria in 1974, he grew... more

20 Jan 2019 · 49 minutes
Ruth Jones, actor and writer

Ruth Jones is an actor and writer. She co-created and starred in the award-winning TV comedy series Gavin and... more

13 Jan 2019 · 35 minutes
Jeremy Deller, artist

The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is perhaps best known for We’re Here Because We’re Here, a moving and powerful... more

06 Jan 2019 · 36 minutes
Alan Carr, comedian

Alan Carr, comedian and chat show host, is known for his love of silliness, dressing up and camp daftness. His... more

23 Dec 2018 · 52 minutes
Hella Pick, journalist

As one of the Guardian’s first female foreign correspondents, Hella Pick reported on events that shaped the world in the... more

19 Dec 2018 · 39 minutes
Mariana Mazzucato, economist

Professor Mariana Mazzucato is an economist, who focuses on value and innovation. Born in Italy, Mariana moved to America... more

16 Dec 2018 · 36 minutes
Gary Barlow, singer-songwriter

Gary Barlow, musician and Take That lead singer, has written more than a dozen chart-topping songs, and has received six... more

09 Dec 2018 · 58 minutes
Tom Kerridge, chef

Tom Kerridge is a chef, restaurateur and TV presenter. Tom made his name with his Buckinghamshire pub The Hand and... more

02 Dec 2018 · 45 minutes
Kate Atkinson, novelist

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for her 1995 debut novel Behind the Scenes at the... more

25 Nov 2018 · 47 minutes
Tracey Thorn, musican and writer

Tracey Thorn, musician and writer, is best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl. Brought up... more

18 Nov 2018 · 53 minutes
Vanley Burke, photographer

Vanley Burke is a Jamaican-born photographer often described as the Godfather of Black British Photography. His body of work is... more

04 Nov 2018 · 39 minutes
Jacqueline Gold

Jacqueline Gold is the CEO of the retail brands Ann Summers and Knickerbox. She joined the business at the... more

28 Oct 2018 · 37 minutes
Venki Ramakrishnan

Venki Ramakrishnan is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist. He is most renowned for his research into the atomic structure of... more

21 Oct 2018 · 40 minutes
Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers is a Grammy-winning composer, musician, and producer. With his own band, Chic, he's been enticing people on to... more

14 Oct 2018 · 58 minutes
Thea Musgrave

Composer Thea Musgrave celebrated her 90th birthday this year, an event marked by celebrations and concerts around the world, including... more

07 Oct 2018 · 39 minutes
Tom Daley

Tom Daley started diving aged seven and by the age of 14 was representing Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics... more

30 Sep 2018 · 52 minutes
Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh is a neurosurgeon, who pioneered a technique of operating on the brain while the patient is under local... more

23 Sep 2018 · 36 minutes
Danielle de Niese

Danielle de Niese is a soprano who has taken starring roles with leading opera companies around the world. She... more

16 Sep 2018 · 36 minutes
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres is a poet and broadcaster.Pam was born in the Vale of the White Horse and retains her characteristic... more

05 Aug 2018 · 38 minutes
Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott is the first woman to win two Tony awards for theatre direction: the first for War Horse and... more

29 Jul 2018 · 34 minutes
Baroness Newlove

Baroness Newlove is the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales. She became a campaigner after her husband, Garry Newlove, was... more

22 Jul 2018 · 35 minutes
Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slams and a total of 20 Wimbledon titles and is regarded as one of... more

15 Jul 2018 · 57 minutes
Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy is one of the most prolific and acclaimed hat designers working in the UK. His work was very... more

08 Jul 2018 · 42 minutes
Guy Singh-Watson

Guy Singh-Watson is an organic farmer and founder of Riverford, a major British supplier of organic vegetables through a box... more

01 Jul 2018 · 38 minutes
Martina Cole

Martina Cole is a British crime writer, known to her fans as the Queen of Crime. Martina has written 24... more

24 Jun 2018 · 37 minutes
John Motson

John Walker Motson, OBE, also known as Motty, has been commentating on football since 1971. He covered more than 2000... more

17 Jun 2018 · 51 minutes
Professor Carlos Frenk

Professor Carlos Frenk is a cosmologist and one of the originators of the Cold Dark Matter theory for the formation... more

10 Jun 2018 · 40 minutes
Gillian Reynolds

Gillian Reynolds spent 42 years as the radio critic of the Daily Telegraph before she was headhunted by the Sunday... more

03 Jun 2018 · 40 minutes
David Baddiel

David Baddiel is a comedian and writer. Known both for his solo work and for his comedic collaborations with, among... more

27 May 2018 · 48 minutes
Dr Sue Black

Dr. Sue Black is a computer scientist, academic and social entrepreneur. She was instrumental in saving Bletchley Park, the home... more

20 May 2018 · 38 minutes
Sir Peter Lampl

Sir Peter Lampl is a philanthropist who has given over £50 million and worked for 20 years to combat educational... more

13 May 2018 · 38 minutes
Abi Morgan

Abi Morgan is a screenwriter and playwright best known for TV dramas The Hour, River and The Split and the... more

06 May 2018 · 37 minutes
Anne-Marie Duff

Anne-Marie Duff is a stage and screen actor.Born in 1970 to Irish parents, she grew up in a working class... more

25 Mar 2018 · 34 minutes
David Byrne

David Byrne was a founding member of the band Talking Heads. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, he emigrated first to Canada... more

18 Mar 2018 · 34 minutes
John Gray

John Gray is a philosopher. His academic career included professorships at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, and... more

11 Mar 2018 · 36 minutes
Matt Smith

Matt Smith is best known as the eleventh Timelord in the BBC One series, Doctor Who. At 26, he became... more

04 Mar 2018 · 46 minutes
Dame Minouche Shafik

Dame Minouche Shafik is the director of the London School of Economics and a former Deputy Governor of the Bank... more

25 Feb 2018 · 35 minutes
Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is best known for reviving the Batman film franchise and for directing the blockbusters Inception and Dunkirk. His... more

18 Feb 2018 · 36 minutes
Chi-chi Nwanoku

Chi-chi Nwanoku is a double bass player and founder of Europe's first professional majority black and minority ethnic orchestra, Chineke!.Chi-chi... more

11 Feb 2018 · 37 minutes
Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall, stand-up comedian, actor, sit-com writer and producer is Kirsty Young's castaway.He co-wrote and starred in the sitcoms Fresh... more

04 Feb 2018 · 34 minutes
Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, who became the youngest ever world champion at the age of 22. He... more

28 Jan 2018 · 35 minutes
Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb is chief foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times and travels the world reporting from war zones and hot... more

22 Jan 2018 · 35 minutes
Angela Hartnett

Angela Hartnett is a chef, TV presenter and cookery writer. She holds a Michelin star and runs her own restaurants.... more

14 Jan 2018 · 35 minutes
Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker is a satirist, broadcaster and writer. He created the Emmy-award winning series, Black Mirror, and presents Screenwipe and... more

07 Jan 2018 · 36 minutes
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Christopher Nolan is best known for reviving the Batman film franchise and for directing the blockbusters Inception and Dunkirk. His films have... more