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Desert Island Discs
In the company of the Prime Minister, the Desert Island's special 50th anniversary castaway, Sue Lawley introduces another chance to see the Arena programme first shown in 1982 to celebrate the radio series's 40th birthday.
It features the originator of the series, the late Roy Plomley.
From his desert island in Ealing Film Studios, he ponders loneliness, luxury, music and DIY with castaways including Arthur Askey (Plomley's first guest in 1942), Russell Harty , Trevor Brooking , Frankie Howerd , the Lord Mayor of London and Paul McCartney , the 40th anniversary guest. Director Anthony Wall
Producer Alan Yentob ● FEATURE: page 20


Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Director: Anthony Wall
Producer: Alan Yentob

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