Desert Island Discs - Longplay

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Ant And Dec20140524 (BBC7)
20160403 (BBC7)

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

4 Extra's extended edition. Kirsty Young chats to Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.

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.

Bill Gates20160501 (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.

Comedy Writers - Marks And Gran20160327 (BBC7)

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.

James Corden20120902 (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.

Jonathan Agnew2013071420130715
20130715 (BBC7)
20130714 (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.

4 Extra Debut. 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.

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

Mary Berry20120826 (BBC7)
20160410 (BBC7)

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

Sir David Attenborough20120205 (BBC7)
20160424 (BBC7)

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.