Artists [Desert Island Discs Revisited]

Episodes

TitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
Damien Hirst2018040820200426 (BBC7)
20200430 (BBC7)
20200501 (BBC7)

Kirsty Young's castaway is artist Damien Hirst.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Jack Vettriano2018042220200329 (BBC7)

From Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen, the erotic poster artist shares his musical choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Maggie Hambling2018041520200412 (BBC7)

Sue Lawley's castaway is artist Maggie Hambling.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Paula Rego2018040120200405 (BBC7)

From Amalia Rodrigues to Giuseppe Verdi.

Painter Paula Rego shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley.

Born in Portugal, she was an only child, and spent her days sitting with the maids as they told tales around the kitchen table.

Now she makes up stories about the people she knows and weaves them into her pictures. Like those early fairytales, her portraits always have a touch of danger about them. If you look the devil in the face, she says, face your fears and paint them - then they lose the power to scare you.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.

Sue Lawley's castaway is painter Paula Rego.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Yoko Ono2018042920200424 (BBC7)
20200423 (BBC7)
20200419 (BBC7)

From Edith Piaf to John Lennon, avant-garde artist Yoko Ono shares her castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.