A Desert Island Discs
mini-season celebrates writers and performers born on islands around Great Britain, with guests Dawn French
(Sun, June 25th), Anthony Minghella
(Sun, July 2nd), Frank Kermode
(Sun, July 9th) and Roy Dotrice
(Sun, July 16th). And there’s a comic slant on the desert island in dramas Going Troppo
(Wed, July 5th) and Desert Island Desserts
(Tues, June 27th).
Poetry Extra ranges from volcanic Iceland (Surtsey And Me
– Sun, July 2nd) to the Hebrides (Crex Crex
- Sun, July 9th) and war-torn Sri Lanka (Broken Paradise
– Sun, June 25th).
Kerry Shale reads Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Small Island
(starts Mon, June 26th) and comedies take us from the Northumberland coast (North East Of Eden
– starts Mon, July 3rd) to the Isles of Scilly (On The Rocks
- starts Mon, June 26th) and the sub-Antarctic (Bird Island
– starts Tues, June 26th), while Tina C undertakes her Tiny Island Tour
(starts Tues, June 26th).