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Desert Island Discs: Castaway Archive and Podcasts
Organisation:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Address:Broadcasting House, London
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Latitude: 51.518400 & Longitude: -0.143700, Google Map
Description:This is a podcast archive of many episodes of the BBC Radio 4 radio programme "Desert Island Disks" where a notable person in interviewed and selects excerpts from their favourite music. The collection dates back to the 1940's, but not all episodes are available. The interface is in English.
Type:Institutional - Operational
Size:3120 items (2017-08-24)
Software:[Not specified]
Subjects:Multidisciplinary; Fine and Performing Arts; History and Archaeology; Social Sciences General
Remarks:The individuals interviewed include business men and women, scientists, authors, actors and other people in the media talking about their lives and motivations. The archive provides a useful social commentary.
OpenDOAR ID:3138, Last reviewed: 2015-09-10, Suggest an update for this record - Missing data is needed for: OAI-PMH, Software & Policies
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  1. This is an institutional or departmental repository.
  2. The repository is restricted to:Special materials: Podcasts of radio programmes
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