Desert Island Discs: Clapton’s 1989 Broadcast Part Of New BBC Archive

BBC Radio 4 has made more of its archive available to the public, including Desert Island Discs. The show is one of BBC Radio’s longest-running programmes, having launched in 1942 and is still going strong. Eric Clapton was a guest on 10 September 1989. The premise of the programme is simple: guests are invited to choose eight discs, a book and a luxury to take with them as they’re castaway on a mythical desert island. They’re given the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible. During the interview they explain their choices and discuss key moments in their lives, people and events that have influenced and inspired them and brought them to where they are today. 

With the recent launch of the Desert Island Discs website, the selections of every castaway can be found and more than 500 programmes can be heard. Although audio of Eric Clapton’s broadcast with then-presenter Sue Lawley has not yet been added, you can read about his selections. You can also use the search feature to find out the guests who picked EC’s music as part of their selection.

BBC 4 – Desert Island Discs Homepage

BBC 4 – Desert Island Discs Eric Clapton Page

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