Who is the person on Desert Island Discs today?

Thom is today’s guest on Desert Island Discs with Lauren Laverne at 11.15am on BBC Radio 4.

Who presented Desert Island Discs from 1988 to 2006?

Sue Lawley
After Plomley’s death in 1985, the programme was presented first by Michael Parkinson, then from 1988 to 2006 by Sue Lawley and from 2006 to 2018 by Kirsty Young.

What footballers have been on Desert Island Discs?

Famous footballers and commentators that have been cast away to a desert island.

  • David Beckham’s Desert Island Discs – The Football Edit. A special cut of the programme with more memories from David Beckham’s time on the pitch.
  • Gary Lineker.
  • Tony Adams.
  • John Motson.
  • Sir Bobby Robson.
  • Des Lynam.
  • Trevor Brooking.
  • Jackie Charlton.

Who is Lauren Laverne’s husband?

Graeme FisherLauren Laverne / Husband (m. 2005)

Who is the guest on Desert Island Discs this week?

Helen Macdonald, writer and naturalist.

Who was the original presenter of Desert Island Discs?

Roy Plomley
Desert Island Discs was devised by Roy Plomley, who presented the first edition on 29 January 1942. It was recorded two days earlier with comedian Vic Oliver, in the bomb-damaged Maida Vale Studios.

How many presenters have there been on Desert Island Discs?

seven people
Strictly speaking, therefore, seven people have presented Desert Island Discs over its sixty years, although only Roy Plomley, Michael Parkinson, Sue Lawley, Kirsty Young and Lauren Laverne can genuinely be called ‘Desert Island Discs presenters’ in the accepted sense.

What songs did Ian Wright choose on Desert Island Discs?

3. Ian’s first music choice for the island is his ‘surprise disc’ “I know people would never ever guess this one,” says Ian, because it’s music that he reckons no one would ever associate with him. It’s an aria from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, as featured in the film The Shawshank Redemption.

What are the rules for Desert Island Discs?

The format is simple – a guest is invited to choose eight discs, a book and a luxury to take with them as they’re castaway on a mythical desert island. They’re given the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible.