Desert Island Discs is a classic UK radio programme which has the format of a biographical interview – and much more interesting than that sounds. Each week, a different celebrity picks 8 favourite pieces of music and recollects their life around them. They’ve just hit a seam of gold with Sue Perkins last week – and now I see the next guest is John McEnroe. Both have been interviewed, interviewed others, been commentators, lived public lives – for decades – and never said a boring sentence (at least on camera).
They speak eloquently, passionately, and thoughtfully on – well, life – and anything any interviewer throws at them.
“You’re a very quotable person, Sue Perkins” says the interviewer.