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Started by breakfast on Feb 14, 2018 7:42:47 PM
How would you go about choosing your Desert Island Discs?

It would be tricky wouldn't it.

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Tadagee - 14 Feb 2018 19:44:19 (#1 of 90)

Hasn't everybody compiled their list?

And then changed it regularly.

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 19:45:09 (#2 of 90)

Well I never get started. Because I think 'no this is too tricky'.

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 19:47:53 (#3 of 90)

It's just as well I've never been invited on the show.

indlovubill - 14 Feb 2018 19:50:21 (#4 of 90)

Lost interest when i heard he was leavingFriday

Moschops - 14 Feb 2018 19:52:50 (#5 of 90)

I think I'd probably go for my favourite 8 records.

popstar7 - 14 Feb 2018 19:56:53 (#6 of 90)

I'd be trying to impress Kirsty Young.

Agaliarept - 14 Feb 2018 19:57:42 (#7 of 90)

How would you go about choosing your Desert Island Discs?

Using my brain, the power of remembering and generally picking songs I like a lot.

waxwing - 14 Feb 2018 20:01:22 (#8 of 90)

Something my parents played

Something from university

Something about meeting my wife

Something classical (throw it in halfway, nobody will notice the incongruity)

The Beatles (perhaps Something)

Something my kid likes

Something outside the Western musical tradition.

Something contemporary, no matter how clumsily I justify it.

Book: something anodyne.

Object: something anodyne and potentially useful, that Kirsty has to allow because I've been so charming

Saved from the waves: wife or child-based ditty

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 20:08:57 (#9 of 90)

I like your style.

Shadrack22 - 14 Feb 2018 20:18:41 (#10 of 90)

I listened to an archive episode at the weekend and was surprised by how shite Roy Plomley was - stiff, charmless, unable to coax out interesting aspects of his castaways. Very much inferior to Kirsty Young.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Feb 2018 20:22:36 (#11 of 90)

I'd just pick ten songs I like when I'm doing the picking.

Meaningless anyway innit.

popstar7 - 14 Feb 2018 20:24:19 (#12 of 90)

Not if you're hoping to cop off with Kirsty Young, it isn't.

Rendered - 14 Feb 2018 20:24:28 (#13 of 90)

Third time's a charm.

browserbutton - 14 Feb 2018 20:28:50 (#14 of 90)

Why do they have to mention Roy Plomley every week?

Shadrack22 - 14 Feb 2018 20:30:39 (#15 of 90)

His apparently ferocious widow (Diana Wong) owns the rights to the show, I think.

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-111413594.html

browserbutton - 14 Feb 2018 20:35:02 (#16 of 90)

Also, on Just A Minute they mention Ian Messiter each week.

RosyLovelady - 14 Feb 2018 20:35:15 (#17 of 90)

I liked Roy Plomley. Not so sure about the iron girly approach. Different ways for different days, I suppose.

popstar7 - 14 Feb 2018 20:37:51 (#18 of 90)

Iron girly?

waxwing - 14 Feb 2018 20:40:45 (#19 of 90)

Kirsty is by far the best host. She seems to enjoy it, which is more than can be said for her forebears.

RosyLovelady - 14 Feb 2018 20:41:01 (#20 of 90)

Self-explanatory, surely. She can plays cutesy and awe-struck, as required, and she's as hard as nails. Obviously a winning combo in our day and age.

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