Ed Sheeran to be a Castaway on Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in January this year, has featured a wide array of musical guests since it first aired in 1942 – musicians who have been castaway in recent years include Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Stephen Hough, Joyce DiDonato, Kylie Minogue, Keith Richards, Noel Gallagher and Marin Alsop.
The format of Desert Island Discs is simple – a guest is invited to choose eight discs, a book and a luxury item to take with them as they’re castaway on a mythical desert island. They are also 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.
Ed Sheeran’s interview will be broadcast on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday 7 May at 11.15am.