The longest- running BBC radio show is "Desert Island Discs". It lasts for an hour - during which the week's special guest chooses eight recordings - usually songs - that he or she would choose to take to an imaginary desert island. The guest also gets to choose one luxury to take with them and a book too. Towards the end of the show, the guest is asked which one of their eight recording choices they would select if they could only take one.
- Tim van Eyken & Members of the War Horse Company Chorus - "Only Remembered"
- Alun Armstrong & Original 1985 London Cast of "Les Miserables" - "Master of the House"
- Bob Dylan - "The Times They Are A' Changing"
- Neil Sedaka - "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"
- Bruce Springsteen - "Independence Day"
- Tina Turner - "The Best"
- The Fureys and Davey Arthur - "When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
- Ruggero Leoncavallo - "Vesti la Giubba"
Interestingly it was the song by The Fureys that Pam Ayres picked if she were only allowed to take one. I hadn't heard that plaintive song in years. There are various different versions of "When You Were Sweet Sixteen" and here are three of them:-
By the way, which song or piece of music would you take to your desert island?