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Anna Ford20120916 (BBC7)
20120917 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the broadcaster's Desert Island Discs programme, first broadcast in March 2012 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

An extended edition of the broadcaster's Desert Island Discs programme.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the broadcaster's Desert Island Discs programme, first broadcast in March 2012 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Ant And Dec2013122920140524 (BBC7)
20160403 (BBC7)
20200606 (BBC7)
4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to the kings of TV prime time, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. From December 2013.

Kirsty Young's castaways are the TV presenters Ant & Dec - Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

The kings of Saturday night prime time, their careers and firm friendship spans twenty-odd years beginning as child actors on Byker Grove and currently hosting Britain's Got Talent, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and their eponymously named Saturday Night Take Away. Their specialty is what are known in the business as ""shiny floor shows"" - programmes that involve big budgets, big audiences and, frequently, big egos.

Yet their partnership exists well beyond the four walls of a TV studio. As 13 year olds they bonded over a mutual appreciation of Newcastle United FC and Wham: they pledged themselves to be best buddies forever and now live just a few doors down from each other. When Ant got married Dec was best man.

They say, ""without doubt, the best thing to come out of the last twenty years, the greatest thing we've ever achieved, our biggest success, has been our friendship. And nothing will ever change that."

At the end of the programme, Ant and Dec each chose their favourite track to save from the waves: Ant's was Morecambe & Wise's ""Bring Me Sunshine"" while Dec chose ""Wichita Lineman"" by Glen Campbell.

Kirsty Young chats to the kings of TV prime time, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly

Specially extended edition for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Britain's Got Talent stars look back over their careers and firm friendship spanning 20-odd years, from their days as child actors on TV’s Byker Grove.

They say, "without doubt, the best thing to come out of the last 20 years, the greatest thing we've ever achieved, our biggest success, has been our friendship. And nothing will ever change that."

Back in 2013, Ant and Dec were the first double-act to appear on Desert Island Discs since 1987 – following in the footsteps of legendary duos Morecambe and Wise, Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin, and Peter Brough and Archie Andrews.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in May 2014

Betty Driver20110807 (BBC7)
20110808 (BBC7)
20111119 (BBC7)
20120408 (BBC7)
20120409 (BBC7)
An extended edition with the late Coronation Street actress Betty Driver in conversation with Kirsty Young. From January 2011.

An extended edition with the late Coronation Street actress Betty Driver.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Coronation Street actress's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in January 2011 on Radio 4.

Presented by Kirsty Young.

An extended edition of the Coronation Street actress's castaway choices, from January 2011

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Coronation Street actress's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in January 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Bill Gates2016013120160501 (BBC7)

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to key technological pioneer and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates. From January 2016.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

Comedy Writers - Marks And Gran20160327

An extended edition as Kirsty Young chats to comedy writers Marks and Gran.

4 Extra's extended edition as Kirsty Young chats to island castaways, comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. From September 2015.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

James Corden2012120220120902 (BBC7)
20120903 (BBC7)
20160417 (BBC7)

Kirsty Young chats to actor, writer, Broadway star and TV chat show host, James Corden.

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to actor, writer, Broadway star and TV chat show host, James Corden. From February 2012.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the actor and writer of Gavin & Stacey.

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the actor and writer of Gavin & Stacey, first broadcast in February 2012 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the actor and writer of Gavin & Stacey.

Jamie Cullum20120819 (BBC7)
20120820 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of Jamie Cullum's Desert Island Discs.

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the jazz pianist and singer, first broadcast in March 2012 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

A chance to hear an extended edition of Jamie Cullum's Desert Island Discs.

Jonathan Agnew2013071420130715
20130715 (BBC7)
Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

Kathy Burke20110828 (BBC7)
20110829 (BBC7)
20120429 (BBC7)
20120430 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the actress and comedian's Desert Island Discs.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the actress and comedian's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in August 2010 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Presented by Kirsty Young.

Lang Lang2011090420120506
20110905 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
20120507 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2010 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2010 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Presented by Kirsty Young.

Lang Lang2011090420120507
20110905 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
20120507 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Chinese pianist's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2010 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Presented by Kirsty Young.

Lord Coe20120805 (BBC7)
20120806 (BBC7)
An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, first broadcast in late 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the chairman of the London 2012 Olympics

An extended edition of the Desert Island Discs of the chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, first broadcast in late 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Mark Gatiss20120909 (BBC7)
20120910 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the writer and actor's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the writer and actor's Desert Island Discs.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the writer and actor's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in October 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Martin Sheen20110814 (BBC7)
20110815 (BBC7)
20120415 (BBC7)
20120416 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the Hollywood actor's Desert Island Discs.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the Hollywood actor's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in April 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Presented by Kirsty Young.

Mary Berry2012082620120827 (BBC7)
20160410 (BBC7)
20200606 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of Mary Berry's Desert Island Discs.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to 'The Great British Bake Off' judge and cookery guru, Mary Berry. From August 2012.

Kirsty Young chats to one of the UK's best-known and respected cookery writers, Mary Berry.

Specially extended edition for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

More than six million copies of Mary's books have now been sold - not bad for a girl who failed her school certificate in English.

On TV, it was her role as a judge on The Great British Bake-off that brought her to the attention of a new generation.

It was in domestic science lessons that Mary discovered her love of cooking and she is in no doubt of the importance of teaching cookery in school

"When everybody leaves school, whether they are a boy or a girl, what do they have to do in the home? They have to produce a meal. They haven't been taught to do it. I think it should be essential."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in August 2012.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the cookery writer's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in July 2012 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

A chance to hear an extended edition of Mary Berry's Desert Island Discs.

Michael Mcintyre20120101 (BBC7)
20120102 (BBC7)
20120520 (BBC7)
20120521 (BBC7)
A chance to hear an extended edition of the comedian's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in July 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

An extended edition of the comedian's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in July 2011.

A chance to hear an extended edition of the comedian's Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in July 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Molly Parkin20110821 (BBC7)
20110822 (BBC7)
20120422 (BBC7)
20120423 (BBC7)
A longer edition of the Desert Island Discs of the Grande Dame of bohemian living.

A chance to hear a longer edition of the Desert Island Discs of the Grande Dame of bohemian living, first broadcast in May 2011 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Sir David Attenborough2012012920120205 (BBC7)
20160424 (BBC7)
20200606 (BBC7)
An extended edition of the 70th anniversary programme with Sir David Attenborough.

Extended editions of Desert Island Discs

An extended edition of the 70th anniversary programme with Sir David Attenborough.

4 Extra's extended 70th anniversary show. Kirsty Young chats to broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough. From January 2012.

Kirsty Young chats to broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who chooses his eight tracks, book and luxury item for the desert island.

Specially extended show to mark Desert Island Disc's 70th anniversary for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

He has seen more of the world than anyone else who has ever lived - he's visited the north and south poles and witnessed most of the life in-between - from the birds in the canopies of tropical rainforests to giant earthworms in Australia.

But despite his extraordinary travels, there is one part of the globe that's eluded Sir David. As a young man and a keen rock-climber, he yearned to conquer the highest peak in the world.

"I won't make it now - I won't make it to base camp now - but as a teenager, I thought that the only thing a red-blooded Englishman really should do was to climb Everest."

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2012.

Sir David Attenborough2012020520120206
20120206 (BBC7)
20120527 (BBC7)
20120528 (BBC7)
An extended edition of the 70th anniversary programme with Sir David Attenborough.

An extended edition of the 70th anniversary programme with Sir David Attenborough chatting to Kirsty Young. From January 2012.

Kirsty Young's castaway in this longer version of Desert Island Discs's 70th anniversary programme is legendary presenter and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough.

70th anniversary show with legendary presenter and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough.

Sir Michael Caine2011122520120513
20111226 (BBC7)
20120513 (BBC7)
20120514 (BBC7)
20130316 (BBC7)
An extended edition of the famed actor Sir Michael Caine, from December 2009.

A chance to hear an extended edition of Sir Michael Caine's selection, first broadcast in December 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Marking Sir Michael Caine's 80th birthday, an extended edition of his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2009.

Marking Sir Michael Caine's 80th birthday, an extended edition of his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2009.

A chance to hear an extended edition of Sir Michael Caine's selection, first broadcast in December 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.

Sir Michael Caine2011122520120514
20111226 (BBC7)
20120513 (BBC7)
20120514 (BBC7)
20130316 (BBC7)
Marking Sir Michael Caine's 80th birthday, an extended edition of his castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From December 2009.

An extended edition of the famed actor Sir Michael Caine, from December 2009.

A chance to hear an extended edition of Sir Michael Caine's selection, first broadcast in December 2009 on Radio 4. Presented by Kirsty Young.