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Desert Island Discs by finnguy on 13 April 2006 8:51pm
Michael is just one of the many names being touted as a possible successor to Sue Lawley as presenter of Desert Island Discs. I reckon he could do a good job of it.

Full BBC News story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4906104.stm

And, for the uninitiated, more about Desert Island Discs here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/desertislanddiscs.shtml
Re: Desert Island Discs by Ahren on 13 April 2006 9:31pm
I've always thought D.I.D a bit pointless, cos if you were stuck on a desert island and only had those discs to play thenyou'd get sick of them anyway after a bit! i think i'd take a radio, that would keep m going!
Re: Desert Island Discs by tucsonmike on 13 April 2006 9:54pm
I had never heard of the show. What an interesting idea!
Re: Desert Island Discs by perfectbitch on 13 April 2006 11:38pm
I have listened to this programme for a while now - it has been on the air for donkeys years. It is best when the guest is interesting and you like their choice of music. Sometimes the guests are naff but their music choice is surprising. The bad points are that, due to time constraints they don't play the whole piece of music. It is listenable to when the guest is interesting but has atrocious musical tase, then the time constraint is a blessing. Apart from the music, they are "allowed" the Bible and the complete works of Will and one luxury.

I'm not sure that MP is the right person for the job though. The previous 2 presenters have been quite bland characters so their guests, or castaways as they're referred to, seem even more interesting. I think MP would have the opposite effect. : ) Linz
Re: Desert Island Discs by sighthound on 14 April 2006 9:44pm
It used to be on in the U.S. but it was so long ago that I don't remember if it was the UK program or a US knock-off. It was pretty boring
Re: Desert Island Discs by jaime on 26 April 2006 7:07am
let's have our own D.I.D out of interest!
who's our first guest?
Re: Desert Island Discs by tucsonmike on 26 April 2006 7:22am
That's easy. Eight Tapes.
The Temptations
Willie Nelson
Trace Atkins
Ray Scott
Lucia Di Lammermoor
A Gilbert and Sullivan wild card.
Re: Desert Island Discs by Spursfan on 26 April 2006 9:21am
Presumably it has to be one track for each choice so(this is hard so I'm doing the first four and then coming back):

All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child
Justify My Love - Madonna
The Alamo - Donovan

My luxury - mmmm that's hard too. Probably the most practical thing would be a copy of Ray Mears survival guide, or a ginormous block of Cadbury's chocolate. I'll settle for the complete set of MP travel books.

Back soon with part two.

Re: Desert Island Discs by perfectbitch on 26 April 2006 10:40am
Rhapsody in Blue
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
Light My Fire - Doors

Like Anne, I will return with another 4. I'll also decide on a luxury and book.

I cannot continue as I'm in a funny mood - I thought Gimme Shelter was an apt title and my mind raced on with other apt titles - Help; Nowhere to Run; I will Survive and of course Rescue Me.
When I have exhausted this train of thought, I'll be able to select 4 songs that I would want for the music not the comedy. : ) Linz
Re: Desert Island Discs by Spursfan on 26 April 2006 10:54am
Linz - I am trying to decide which one of many Doors/U2/Beatles/Monkees I want!!

It ought to be 800 not 8 hee hee.
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