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


Duncan Bannatyne

March 14th, 2010

Episode 84 of 602 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne. He made his name appearing on the TV show Dragons' Den as a no-nonsense investor with an eye for the bottom line. He made his fortune in nursing homes, health clubs and hotels. Quite something, given that aged 30 he was a deck chair attendant who had been thrown out of the Royal Navy for attempting to throw his commanding officer overboard. He says, 'When you've got a criminal record, no qualifications, no references, the best option is starting your own business - because no one can stop you.' Record: Love Changes Everything Book: The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet Luxury: A pillow.

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