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


Martin Shaw

June 21st, 2009

Episode 51 of 602 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Shaw. He has been one of Britain's most popular stage and television actors of the past 40 years and has taken on more than 100 different roles. Yet Martin has spent half a lifetime moving out of the shadow of one of his earliest parts: Ray Doyle in The Professionals. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs by George Frideric Handel Book: Post Captain in the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien Luxury: A synthesiser to make up my own music.

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