Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 31
Society & Culture 198

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


Cliff Richard

October 31st, 1960

Episode 2 of 602 episodes

Roy Plomley's castaway is pop singer Cliff Richard. Cliff talks about growing up in India and discovering that he had a talent for music; how it feels to leave his teenage years behind him and his intention to embark on his next movie role - a more serious part - in a thriller by Margery Allingham. He confesses to homesickness for Britain during five weeks in America, describes how he deals with fans who want to grab a piece of him and how he came up with the name "Cliff Richard". Favourite track: Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and his Comets Book: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss Luxury: Guitar

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