- 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.
- 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.
- Listen to the episode on BBC iPlayer