Only three people have hosted Desert Island discs on BBC Radio 4 and one of those, the immediate successor to the creator of the programme Roy Plumbley, Michael Parkinson, was asked to leave after some noises off that his conversational style did not fit the programme. Now Sue Lawley is stepping down, Gerry Anderson is being tipped to take over. If you do get then just behave yourself Gerry!! It’s Radio Four, remember?
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