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Did anyone else listen to Desert Island Discs this morning?

(17 Posts)
grannyqueenie Fri 16-Oct-15 21:21:57

I caught this completely accidentally while on a short car journey this morning. It was Kirsty Young at her best, I could have listened to Lemm Sissay talking about the best and worst of human nature for hours. I laughed, cried and cheered and all in half an hour! then search for today's programme.

Elrel Fri 16-Oct-15 21:31:45

I was listening for the second time! I'd heard of this poet but knew little of him. An astonishing journey from his early life to his present wisdom and belief in himself. Uplifting and humbling. I'll be looking for his poetry!

Luckygirl Fri 16-Oct-15 22:29:54

Oh - I must try and catch up on this - it sounds excellent. Thanks for flagging it up.

J52 Sat 17-Oct-15 05:23:18

I listened and was amazed at his fortitude. I too was in tears to think that his adoptive family threw him out at 12!


Grannyknot Sat 17-Oct-15 08:21:02

Thank you, I listened and I loved it.

KatyK Sat 17-Oct-15 13:35:16

Oh thanks. I will have a listen to this. Desert Island Discs have a website and you can listen to any of them from years ago to the present day.

seacliff Sat 17-Oct-15 13:39:25

Thanks, I often enjoy this programme - willl listen later.

Luckygirl Sat 17-Oct-15 14:14:17

Listening right now - excellent.

KatyK Sat 17-Oct-15 16:41:26

Just listened to this. I could have listened to him all day.

glassortwo Sat 17-Oct-15 20:07:20

Thanks will listen on catch up.

glassortwo Sun 18-Oct-15 12:15:48

I caught up with the broadcast this morning, thoroughly enjoyed it thanks grannyqueenie

Alea Sun 18-Oct-15 12:19:49

Oh, I switched it off as it was forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black and there wa a warning that there might be graphic description of torture and its effects. Don't cope well with that sort of thing.
Did I miss something good?

Galen Sun 18-Oct-15 12:21:47

Must say I didn't find dissection that thrilling, very smelly from the formalin used to preserve the body.

Grannyknot Sun 18-Oct-15 12:31:46

No alea I think the DID that is being recommended is the Lemn Sissay one in the OP and available on iPlayer...

Grannyknot Sun 18-Oct-15 12:32:51

...that's why people are saying they "caught up" with it. Not today's, which doesn't sound particularly appealing! smile

Alea Sun 18-Oct-15 12:51:00

Thanks grannyknot I am sure today's was fascinating and she is no doubt a wonderful person, but I am of a squeamish disposition shock

grannyqueenie Sun 18-Oct-15 13:55:44

Hmm think I might avoid catching up with the forensic episode ....sounds like its a bit much for a leisurely Sunday...grin