Desert Island Discs is a Music programme.

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Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites stand-up comedian, television host and actor Jimmy Carr to select eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island. From 2017.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 15 minutes (approx)

When is Desert Island Discs next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio 4 Extra August 18th, 11:00am and on BBC Radio 4 Extra August 18th, 9:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Kirsty Young
Jimmy Carr
Micky Flanagan
Sarah Millican
John Legend
Lauren Laverne
Image for Alan CummingAlan Cumming
Image for Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
Image for Mark StrongMark Strong
Image for Rupert EverettRupert Everett
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Image for David HarewoodDavid Harewood
Image for Richard WilsonRichard Wilson
Image for Steve McQueenSteve McQueen
Image for Sophia LorenSophia Loren
Image for Wendell PierceWendell Pierce
Leslie Caron
Image for Samantha MortonSamantha Morton
Image for Judi DenchJudi Dench
Tracey Ullman