Desert Island Discs is one of my most adored programmes of all time. I’ve spent hours listening my way through the archive; I’ve listened to certain episodes multiple times, and it is my go-too comfort blanket when feeling sick, hungover or stressed. (See previous post for notes on Britishness which again often apply.) I also find I posses a real degree of fascination in the stories behind successful people: what were their childhoods like, how did they get to where they are now?
To celebrate the 75th year of the show, which in itself is ridiculous, Radio Four aired a special extended episode featuring David Beckham. It was just all very fitting, and a lovely listen. Also, as a budding/hopeful journalist, I have a lot of time for Kirsty Young’s interviewing style.