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 Post subject: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Sat 21, 2020 5:00 pm 
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"The first episode of “Desert Island Discs” was recorded at the bomb-damaged Maida Vale Studios, in West London, on January 27, 1942, and aired on the BBC two days later. It’s an interview show show with a simple premise: each celebrity guest discusses the eight recordings that he or she would bring if cast away alone on a desert island. The show is less concerned with logistics—in the early days, it clarified that guests would have “a gramophone and an inexhaustible supply of needles”—than the trigger of sound. Each guest wrestles with the question of what you would want a song to remind you of. Since that début episode, featuring the show’s creator, Roy Plomley, interviewing the Austrian-British comedian, actor, and musician Vic Oliver, there have been more than three thousand castaways. It’s now one of the BBC’s best-known and most cherished shows, hailed by some as one of the greatest radio programs of all time."

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Sat 21, 2020 8:48 pm 
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I remember hearing one of those episodes back in the late eighties. It was on the World Service, heard it on my transoceanic.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Sat 21, 2020 11:58 pm 
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I listened to that show countless times while growing up in the UK. I think it was on Radio 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Sun 22, 2020 2:34 am 
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Hello radionut,
now I can listen to it again thanks for the link
Sincerely rich


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Sun 22, 2020 3:04 am 
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Tomorrow... Sunday March 22 at 11:15AM GMT
04:15 Sunday, in Pacific Time... :shock:

listen live to Desert Island Discs
on BBC Radio 4

Here is the Schedule for tomorrow's AM transmission - - ignore the LW Schedule page title - - it's a mirror transmission.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl7k


Here you go Rich.
BBC Radio streams. Rarely publicized nowadays and... Commercial free. lol
https://www.elad.ca/2015/06/bbc-radio-url-streams.html

Save .pls File
then open or load into iPlayer or the likes.


Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs
PostPosted: Mar Mon 23, 2020 2:43 pm 
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Sounds fun. Hi Fi magazines have had similar surveys of their musical experts and contributors. Sadly, the introduction of the pocket sized devices that can hold thousands of songs probably makes this seem a bizarre and pointless concept to those under 40.

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