Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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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


Colin Montgomerie

March 12th, 2000

Episode 13 of 566 episodes

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Colin Montgomerie. One of the biggest earners in the history of golf, he's ranked number three in the world. Despite having a natural talent for the game, he'd never expected to play it professionally. Having applied for a job with a sports management company, his interview took place on the golf course. He played so well that the company persuaded him to become one of their stars. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Sailing by Rod Stewart Book: Any book by Michael Crichton