Desert Island Discs: Archive 2005-2010

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Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island

Tony Iveson Jan. 2, 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the veteran RAF pilot Tony Iveson. Aged 21, he survived being shot down in his Spitfire over the North Sea during his first taste of combat in the Battle of Britain. Unusually for a fighter pilot, he then went on to join Bomber Command and the famous Dambusters squadron, sinking the German battleship The Tirpitz and winning a Distinguished Flying Cross. Aged 89 he returned to the skies, becoming the oldest man to fly a Lancaster bomber: "Well, I got out of that aeroplane and looked at it and it and thought how did we do …

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Nick Park Dec. 19, 2010
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Sir Torquil Norman Dec. 12, 2010
Aviator and arts patron Sir Torquil Norman joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.
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Frances Wood Dec. 5, 2010
Writer and historian Frances Wood joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.
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Robert Harris Nov. 28, 2010
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Alice Cooper Nov. 21, 2010
American rock singer and showman Alice Cooper joins Kirsty Young.
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Anna Del Conte Nov. 19, 2010
Italian cookery writer Anna Del Conte joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs
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Ian McMillan Nov. 7, 2010
Poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.
Ian McMillan Nov. 7, 2010
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Nick Clegg Oct. 24, 2010
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.
Nick Clegg Oct. 24, 2010
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.
Michael Mansfield Oct. 17, 2010
Barrister Michael Mansfield joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.