There are lots of reasons why I can’t stand Desert Island Discs. There’s the…
Guest: …and so that really started a 10 year reign of abuse by my father, and he would beat me, and assault me, really on a nightly basis, and my teachers wouldn’t believe me, and when I finally plucked up courage to tell my mother she went to the police station to tell them and was killed by a hit-and-run driver on the way.
Sue Lawley: [pause] Next record.
And there’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue‘s insight…
We’ve been inundated with a letter from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales. She writes, “Dear Sue, here’s an idea for you. How about a celebrity edition of Desert Island Discs?”
And of course there’s the guests’ beloved records being faded out half way through (and I picture their faces aghast, saying “But, Sue, what are you doing? I love that record.”)
And there’s this, from today’s programme:
Sue Lawley: Apparently it takes the average woman 15 minutes to prepare the evening meal.
I have no idea what happened to the figure for men.