Now I know that I go on, and on, about desert islands, and I know that I’ve written about this before, but it’s always worth a mention if only as an excuse to get to post this picture of Brigitte Bardot on location somewhere.
It was first broadcast on 29 January 1942, a few years after the outbreak of the Second World War and, as we are always reminded in the intro to the programme, was conceived and originally presented by Roy Plomley. The first guest was Vic Oliver, a fascinating Jewish comedian and entertainer from
I’ve listened for years; to Roy and Parkie, So Lonely and Kirstie. Hundreds of guests from the despicable Paul McCartney (who didn’t really chose all his own songs), the wonderful Bettie Driver, suicidal Morrisey, strange Anthony Burgess, brutally honest Kathy Burke, sad Hattie Jacques, sadder Kenneth Williams, but not the even sadder Tony Hancock – as I was only a few months old when he wandered onto his own particular desert island.
If you don’t listen to it then you should start.
‘A penis’ – I missed that one.
Well, that's that. I'll have my cup of tea and a biscuit now.