The People's Desert Island Disc
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The BBC is an iconic British institution and one of the world’s most respected broadcasters, spanning television, radio, film and the internet. Renowned for its public service ethic, ‘Aunty Beeb’ is a fundamental part of the cultural fabric of Britain.
What is the number one piece of music that the public would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island? We discover why so many people, including Desert Island Discs’ celebrity castaways such as Dame Judy Dench, have chosen Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’ as their favourite piece. Enjoy a few minutes of serenity as we delve into the history of the piece and hear a first-hand description of the composer.