10 outstanding Desert Island Discs castaways

Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs celebrates its 3,000th episode today with guest Royal Navy test pilot Eric “Winkle” Brown. Here are 10 previous outstanding castaways.

1 Roy Plomley – first presenter, and later a guest

2 Vic Oliver – actor and comedian, first-ever guest

3 Princess Margaret – most senior royal to appear

4 Sir David Attenborough – one of only two guests to appear four times

5 Arthur Askey – has also appeared four times

6 Dame Moura Lympany - selected eight classical piano pieces, all performed by her

7 Martha Gellhorn – walked off after question about late husband Ernest Hemingway

8 Brian May and

9 Anita Dobson – each chose recordings of the other

10 Princess Grace of Monaco – took a pillow as her luxury

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