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Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 21
Society & Culture 151

Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island

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Anne Wood

October 2nd, 2011

Episode 187 of 573 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is the children's TV producer Anne Wood. Her creations - which include Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim and In the Night Garden - have delighted millions of children around the world. She says she is driven by her fascination with children's creative development - and was horrified by the critical response when Teletubbies was first screened. "I wanted to make a programme that had love in it," she says, "You'd have thought I'd started World War Three the response that happened - it's innocent fun, that's all it is." Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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