Saturday, 2 April 2011

Desert Island Discs archive

Not television of course, but a valuable archive of a radio series with true longevity - now in its sixty-ninth year. One of those British institutions, along with Test Match Special and The Shipping Forecast that one cannot imagine not being there on BBC Radio 4.

You can listen to and download - or at least read - the selections of some crucial players in British television; including, of course, profoundly bad influences. Here are some interesting ones:

Sir Hugh Greene
John Freeman
Lew Grade
David Frost
Anthony Howard
Robin Day
Morecambe and Wise
Dr Jacob Bronowski
David Attenborough
Oliver Postgate
John Pilger
Armando Iannucci
Stephen Fry
David Mitchell

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