Desert Island Discs

Robert was the guest on the BBC’s prestigious Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs. The premise of the show is that the guest is a ‘castaway’ on a deserted tropical island and has to choose eight recordings which hold special meaning for them. The ‘castaway’ is also allowed to take a copy of The Bible, the Complete Works of William Shakespeare and one additional book and a (non-practical) luxury item.

Robert’s chosen book was ’Sons and Lovers’ by DH Lawrence.

Robert chose the following recordings:

Sparky’s Magic Echo Radio 2 children’s CD
Round The Horne BBC comedy with Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
In My Life The Beatles
Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy
La Boheme Giacomo Puccini
2001: A Space Odyssey (Also Sprach Zarathustra) Richard Strauss
Enigma Variations – Nimrod Edward Elgar