Desert Island Discs

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  • Roald Dahl appeared on Desert Island Discs in November 1979 on BBC Radio 4
  • The show was presented by Roy Plomley
  • In the show, Dahl was asked for eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury to take if they were to be castaway on a desert island.

Dahl’s Choices

  • His favourite song choice was Agnus Dei by Giuseppe Verdi.
  • His book choice was The New Oxford Book of English Verse by Helen Gardner.
  • His luxuries were a still, grapevine cuttings and tobacco seeds.


Fun Stuff