What eight novels would a creative writing group member take to their own
desert island lighthouse!?
“[The] first Desert Island Discs was recorded in the BBC’s bomb-damaged Maida Vale studio on 27th January 1942 and aired in the Forces Programme at 8pm two days later. It was introduced to the listening public as ‘a programme in which a well-known person is asked the question, if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight gramophone records would you choose to have with you, assuming of course, that you had a gramophone and an inexhaustible supply of needles’. Roy Plomley’s first castaway was the popular Viennese comedian, actor and musician, Vic Oliver.” 1