Desert Island Discs

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Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.

Venki Ramakrishnan Oct. 21, 2018

Venki Ramakrishnan is a Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist. He is most renowned for his research into the atomic structure of the ribosome - a complex molecule in the cell which translates DNA into chains of amino acids that build proteins, the essence of life. This work eventually secured Venki a Nobel Prize in 2009, which he shared with Ada Yonath and Thomas Steitz. Venki was born in Tamil Nadu, in the south of India. Both his parents were scientists, and both pursued postgraduate studies overseas when Venki was very young. He completed his schooling in India, and then moved to ...

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Diver Tom Daley is interviewed by Lauren Laverne for Desert Island Discs.
Henry Marsh Sept. 23, 2018
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Danielle de Niese Sept. 16, 2018
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Pam Ayres Aug. 5, 2018
Pam Ayres, poet and broadcaster, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
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Baroness Newlove July 22, 2018
Baroness Newlove is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
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Billie Jean King is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
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Philip Treacy, milliner, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
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Guy Singh-Watson, farmer, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Martina Cole June 24, 2018
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John Motson June 17, 2018
John Motson, broadcaster, is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Professor Carlos Frenk June 10, 2018
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