List of Desert Island Discs episodes (1981–90)

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The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible – or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs – and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely. The rules state that the chosen luxury item must not be anything animate or indeed anything that enables the castaway to escape from the island, for instance a radio set, sailing yacht or aeroplane. The choices of book and luxury can sometimes give insight into the guest's life, and the choices of guests between 1981 and 1990 are listed here.


Date Castaway Book Luxury More
3 January 1981 Cousins, RobinRobin Cousins ShogunShogun by James Clavell MarzipanMarzipan more
10 January 1981 Fowles, JohnJohn Fowles Dictionary of National BiographyDictionary of National Biography Field glassesField glasses more
17 January 1981 Windsor, MargaretHRH Princess Margaret War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy PianoPiano more
24 January 1981 Plowright, JoanJoan Plowright Three novels by Aldous HuxleyThree novels by Aldous Huxley PianoPiano more
31 January 1981 Archer, JeffreyJeffrey Archer ReunionReunion by Fred Uhlman Plasticine model of Roy Plomley and a pinPlasticine model of Roy Plomley and a pin more
7 February 1981 O'Hara, MaryMary O'Hara Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien Tennis practice equipmentTennis practice equipment more
14 February 1981 Broome, DavidDavid Broome Collected Speeches by Winston ChurchillCollected Speeches by Winston Churchill WineWine more
21 February 1981 Raphael, FredericFrederic Raphael Bilingual edition of poetry by Giorgos SeferisBilingual edition of poetry by Giorgos Seferis Painting MaterialsPainting Materials more
28 February 1981 Lane, CarlaCarla Lane Dictionary of quotationsDictionary of quotations French ShampooFrench Shampoo more
7 March 1981 Massey, DanielDaniel Massey EgoEgo by James Agate WineWine more
14 March 1981 Nichols, PeterPeter Nichols Collected essays by George OrwellCollected essays by George Orwell VibraphoneVibraphone more
21 March 1981 Harty, RussellRussell Harty History of CravenA History of Craven by Thomas Dunham Whitaker Flagpole and Union JackFlagpole and Union Jack more
28 March 1981 Ruanne, PatriciaPatricia Ruanne Lord of the RingsThe Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien SunglassesSunglasses more
4 April 1981 Glitter, GaryGary Glitter Times Concise AtlasTimes Concise Atlas ElastoplastElastoplast more
11 April 1981 Maclean, FitzroySir Fitzroy Maclean War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Writing materialsWriting materials more
18 April 1981 Kelly, GraceGrace Kelly Plays by George KellyPlays by George Kelly PillowPillow more
25 April 1981 Granger, StewartStewart Granger Collected works by Ernest HemingwayCollected works by Ernest Hemingway Gold statuette of Winston ChurchillGold statuette of Winston Churchill more
2 May 1981 Ashton, FrederickFrederick Ashton In Search of Lost TimeIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust CardsCards more
9 May 1981 Rich, BuddyBuddy Rich Story of OThe Story of O by Pauline Réage FerrariFerrari more
16 May 1981 Gielgud, JohnJohn Gielgud In Search of Lost TimeIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust more
23 May 1981 Rubbra, EdmundEdmund Rubbra Winnie-the-PoohWinnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne Music manuscript paperMusic manuscript paper more
30 May 1981 Shilling, EricEric Shilling Collin's Albatross Book of VerseCollin's Albatross Book of Verse by Louis Untermeyer Astronomical telescopeAstronomical telescope more
6 June 1981 Whitelaw, WilliamWilliam Whitelaw World That Fred MadeThe World That Fred Made by Bernard Darwin Bath with a hot water systemBath with a hot water system more
13 June 1981 Leakey, RichardRichard Leakey Touch the EarthTouch the Earth by T. C. McLuhan PillowPillow more
20 June 1981 Di Stefano, GiuseppeGiuseppe Di Stefano MariaMaria by Arianna Stassinopoulos Roulette tableRoulette table more
27 June 1981 West, MorrisMorris West Meditations Upon Our Human ConditionMeditations Upon Our Human Condition by John Donne Pencils and paperPencils and paper more
4 July 1981 Swanson, GloriaGloria Swanson ProphetThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran TelephoneTelephone more
11 July 1981 Lynne, GillianGillian Lynne French language courseFrench language course Eyelash curlersEyelash curler more
18 July 1981 Sagan, CarlCarl Sagan Boy Scout handbookBoy Scout handbook Reflecting telescopeReflecting telescope more
25 July 1981 Moore, RogerRoger Moore Noble HouseNoble House by James Clavell Video player and films of familyVideo player and films of family more
1 August 1981 Lloyd Webber, JulianJulian Lloyd Webber History of Leyton Orient F.C.History of Leyton Orient F.C. CelloCello more
8 August 1981 Hands, TerryTerry Hands DictionaryDictionary CelloCello more
15 August 1981 Coe, SebastianSebastian Coe Penguin Dorothy ParkerThe Penguin Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker BedBed more
22 August 1981 Eddington, PaulPaul Eddington Experiences of an Irish R.M.Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Martin Ross Boathouse at DawnBoathouse at Dawn by Ivon Hitchens more
29 August 1981 Oz, FrankFrank Oz Complete works by Emily DickinsonComplete works by Emily Dickinson Clean sheetsClean sheets more
5 September 1981 Jones, AlanAlan Jones Eagle in the SkyEagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith Australian lagerAustralian lager more
12 September 1981 Norman, JessyeJessye Norman Diary of Virginia WoolfThe Diary of Virginia Woolf Perrier waterPerrier water more
19 September 1981 Muggeridge, MalcolmMalcolm Muggeridge Writings by Samuel JohnsonWritings by Samuel Johnson BeehiveBeehive more
26 September 1981 Mason, JamesJames Mason AdaAda by Vladimir Nabokov GuitarGuitar more
3 October 1981 Beaux Arts TrioBeaux Arts Trio Books about gardening, painting and boat handlingBooks about gardening, painting and boat handling Violin and strings and pianoViolin and strings and piano more
10 October 1981 Caballé, MontserratMontserrat Caballé Record boxRecord box more
17 October 1981 Huxley, ElspethElspeth Huxley Novels by P. G. WodehouseNovels by P. G. Wodehouse Camera and filmCamera and film more
24 October 1981 Cotten, JosephJoseph Cotten Gardening manualGardening manual Boat building bookBoat building book more
31 October 1981 Lichfield, PatrickPatrick Lichfield Book with blank cork pagesBook with blank cork pages Astronomical telescopeAstronomical telescope more
7 November 1981 Daniel, GlynGlyn Daniel Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and FableBrewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable WineWine more
14 November 1981 Clavell, JamesJames Clavell KoranKoran more
21 November 1981 Dors, DianaDiana Dors Her autobiographyHer autobiography ChocolatesChocolates more
28 November 1981 Bader, DouglasDouglas Bader Complete works by Alfred, Lord TennysonComplete works by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sand iron and golf ballsSand iron and golf balls more
5 December 1981 Howard, AlanAlan Howard Piano manualPiano manual PianoPiano more
12 December 1981 Higgins, JackJack Higgins Four QuartetsFour Quartets by T. S. Eliot Writing materialsWriting materials more
19 December 1981 Hanff, HeleneHelene Hanff Memoirs by Louis de RouvroyMemoirs by Louis de Rouvroy ScrabbleScrabble more
26 December 1981 Lascelles, GeorgeGeorge Lascelles Anthology of poetryAnthology of poetry TypewriterTypewriter more


Date Castaway Book Luxury More
198201022 January 1982 Trevor BrookingTrevor Brooking CrosswordsCrossword puzzles and pencils Golf clubsGolf clubs and balls more
198201099 January 1982 Martin GilbertMartin Gilbert The document volumes of the Churchill biographyThe document volumes of the Churchill biography by Martin Gilbert DrawingsDrawings of his two children more
1982011616 January 1982 Angela RipponAngela Rippon Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen WatercoloursWatercolours. brushes and paper more
1982012323 January 1982 Frankie HowerdFrankie Howerd David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield by Charles Dickens CrossCross given to him by his mother more
1982013030 January 1982 Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney Linda's PicturesLinda's Pictures by Linda McCartney GuitarGuitar more
198202066 February 1982 Professor J K GalbraithProfessor J K Galbraith AnthologyPersonally compiled anthology Typewriter and paperTypewriter and paper more
1982021313 February 1982 Sir Christopher LeaverSir Christopher Leaver Grove's Dictionary of Music and MusiciansGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians Wine cellarWine cellar more
1982022020 February 1982 Petula ClarkPetula Clark Short stories of John SteinbeckThe short stories of John Steinbeck PianoPiano more
1982022727 February 1982 John OsborneJohn Osborne Holy Living and Holy DyingHoly Living and Holy Dying by Jeremy Taylor PianoPiano and an instruction book more
198203066 March 1982 Dame Eva TurnerDame Eva Turner InfernoInferno by Dante Alighieri CastanetsCastanets more
1982031313 March 1982 George ChisholmGeorge Chisholm The novels of P G WodehouseThe novels of P G Wodehouse Engraved glassEngraved glass and supply of bitter lemon more
1982032020 March 1982 Lord Bernard MilesLord Bernard Miles The OdysseyThe Odyssey by Homer Box of notebooks, pencils and sharpenersBox of notebooks, pencils and sharpeners more
1982032727 March 1982 Sir William WaltonSir William Walton The Education of a GardenerThe Education of a Gardener by Russell Page Funicular for hillsFunicular for hills more
198204033 April 1982 Richard ArmstrongRichard Armstrong Piano SonatasPiano Sonatas by Beethoven PianoPiano more
1982041010 April 1982 Julia McKenzieJulia McKenzie Act OneAct One by Moss Hart Painting materialsPainting materials more
1982041717 April 1982 Brian AldissBrian Aldiss RasselasRasselas by Dr Samuel Johnson Time machineTime machine more
1982042424 April 1982 Dorothy DunnettDorothy Dunnett The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon GuitarGuitar more
198205011 May 1982 Jenny AgutterJenny Agutter Oxford Book of English VerseOxford Book of English Verse Oriental rugOriental rug more
198205088 May 1982 Lucia PoppLucia Popp The Magic MountainThe Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann Teddy bearTeddy bear more
1982051515 May 1982 Julian SymonsJulian Symons Bleak HouseBleak House by Charles Dickens CouchCouch more
1982052222 May 1982 Marti WebbMarti Webb Illustrated dictionaryIllustrated dictionary PianoPiano more
1982052929 May 1982 Desmond HawkinsDesmond Hawkins Field guideField guide to the birds of the island BinocularsBinoculars more
198206055 June 1982 Delia SmithDelia Smith The autobiography of Saint Therese of LisieuxThe autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux Writing materialsWriting materials more
1982061212 June 1982 Sir Anton DolinSir Anton Dolin Friends and MemoriesFriends and Memories by Sir Anton Dolin Electric razorElectric razor more
1982061919 June 1982 Eric NewbyEric Newby Dictionary of National BiographyDictionary of National Biography WhiskyWhisky more
1982062626 June 1982 Joss AcklandJoss Ackland DictionaryDictionary Video player with cassettes of old moviesVideo player with cassettes of old movies more
198207033 July 1982 John MortimerJohn Mortimer Oxford Book of English VerseOxford Book of English Verse BathBath more
1982071010 July 1982 Captain Jacques CousteauCaptain Jacques Cousteau EssaysEssays by Michel de Montaigne StoneStone from the stomach of a fossilised dinosaur more
1982071717 July 1982 Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson Buddhist scriptureBuddhist scripture by Dama Pada Television setTelevision set with satellite link-up more
1982072424 July 1982 Lyall WatsonLyall Watson Pears CyclopaediaPears Cyclopaedia Film projectorFilm projector and 20 western films more
1982073131 July 1982 George MartinGeorge Martin Manual on practical engineeringManual on practical engineering ClavichordClavichord more
198208077 August 1982 Dame Janet BakerDame Janet Baker PersuasionPersuasion by Jane Austen Pencils and paperPencils and paper more
1982081414 August 1982 Donald SindenDonald Sinden A History of Architecture on the Comparative MethodA History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher His favourite pictureHis favourite picture in the Walker Art Gallery more
1982082121 August 1982 Carl DavisCarl Davis The short stories of Anton ChekhovThe short stories of Anton Chekhov ShampooShampoo more
1982082828 August 1982 Duke and Duchess of DevonshireDuke and Duchess of Devonshire The books of Beatrix Potter and Chambers' Biographical DictionaryThe books of Beatrix Potter and Chambers' Biographical Dictionary New potatoes and aftershaveNew potatoes and aftershave more
198209044 September 1982 Claire BloomClaire Bloom A La Recherche Du Temps PerduA La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust Coffee and espresso machineCoffee and espresso machine more
1982091111 September 1982 James LoughranJames Loughran Comprehensive world airways timetableComprehensive world airways timetable Drawing and painting equipmentDrawing and painting equipment more
1982091818 September 1982 Carlo CurleyCarlo Curley Cookery bookCookery book by Julia Childs Pipe organPipe organ more
1982092525 September 1982 Wilbury SmithWilbur Smith The Oxford English DictionaryThe Oxford English Dictionary Brass bedstead and feather mattressBrass bedstead and feather mattress more
198210022 October 1982 David Lloyd JonesDavid Lloyd Jones JournalThe Journal of Edmond Goncourt more
198210099 October 1982 N.Busch, J.Kuchmy, M.Parry, M.WilsonN.Busch, J.Kuchmy, M.Parry, M.Wilson - - more
1982101616 October 1982 Geoffrey GrigsonGeoffrey Grigson The Oxford English DictionaryThe Oxford English Dictionary Pate de foie grasPate de foie gras more
1982102323 October 1982 Mike HardingMike Harding The New Oxford Book of English VerseThe New Oxford Book of English Verse Ordnance Survey maps and set of books about the FellsOrdnance Survey maps and set of books about the Fells more
1982103030 October 1982 Lord TonypandyLord Tonypandy The Methodist hymn bookThe Methodist hymn book Writing materialsWriting materials more
198211066 November 1982 Thomas AllenThomas Allen Jane EyreJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Golf clubs and ballsGolf clubs and balls more
1982111313 November 1982 Rosamond LehmannRosamond Lehmann LettersThe letters of the Marquise de Sevigne Writing materialsWriting materials more
1982112020 November 1982 P D JamesP D James MiddlemarchMiddlemarch by George Eliot ClaretClaret more
1982112727 November 1982 Helen MirrenHelen Mirren The Bhagavad-GitaThe Bhagavad Gita Silk underwearSilk underwear more
198212044 December 1982 Alan PriceAlan Price The Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame PianoPiano more
1982121818 December 1982 Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Garden Of Earthly DelightsThe Garden Of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch more
1982122525 December 1982 Mary EllisMary Ellis EncyclopaediaEncyclopaedia Writing materialsWriting materials more


Date Castaway Book Luxury More
198301011 January 1983 Rachel BillingtonRachel Billington Anna KareninaAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Writing materialsWriting materials more
198301088 January 1983 Steve DavisSteve Davis The Throwback and WiltThe Throwback and Wilt by Tom Sharpe Snooker tableSnooker table more
1983011515 January 1983 Baroness Maria von TrappBaroness Maria von Trapp True funny stories in GermanTrue funny stories in German Statue of Madonna and Child, 17th CenturyStatue of Madonna and Child, 17th Century more
1983012222 January 1983 Gwyneth JonesGwyneth Jones The ProphetThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Piano with bath saltsPiano with bath salts more
1983012929 January 1983 Tim SeverinTim Severin Pax BritannicaPax Britannica by Jan Morris Herb gardenHerb garden more
198302055 February 1983 Beryl ReidBeryl Reid Forever AmberForever Amber by Kathleen Winsor Silk garmentSilk garment more
1983021212 February 1983 Zandra RhodesZandra Rhodes Mrs Beeton's Household ManagementMrs Beeton's Household Management Sketchbook, pens and pencilsSketchbook, pens and pencils more
1983021919 February 1983 James IvoryJames Ivory A La Recherche Du Temps PerduA La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust Shower with hot waterShower with hot water more
1983022626 February 1983 Tom KeatingTom Keating Lives of the ArtistsLives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari MattockMattock more
198303055 March 1983 Kenneth MacmillanKenneth Macmillan The RackThe Rack by A E Ellis Godiva chocolates from BelgiumGodiva chocolates from Belgium more
1983031212 March 1983 Douglas ReemanDouglas Reeman The Admiralty Seamanship ManualThe Admiralty Seamanship Manual Orchid-growing kitOrchid-growing kit more
1983031919 March 1983 Michael WoodMichael Wood Other Men's FlowersOther Men's Flowers by Lord Wavell Pair of field glassesPair of field glasses more
1983032626 March 1983 Jan MorrisJan Morris Her own book on VeniceHer own book on Venice Astronomical telescope with 'Catalogue Of Nebulae'Astronomical telescope with 'Catalogue of Nebulae' more
198304022 April 1983 James FoxJames Fox Colour reproduction of Renaissance artistsColour reproduction of Renaissance artists Watercolour equipmentWatercolour equipment more
198304099 April 1983 Ruggiero RicciRuggiero Ricci The letters of BeethovenThe letters of Beethoven The Plowden Guarneri violinThe Plowden Guarneri violin more
1983041616 April 1983 Geoffrey MoorhouseGeoffrey Moorhouse The Dictionary of National BiographyThe Dictionary of National Biography Recording of curlews and Indian spicesRecording of curlews and Indian spices more
1983042323 April 1983 Max BoyceMax Boyce I Can't Stay LongI Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee Oil painting equipmentOil-painting equipment more
1983043030 April 1983 A N WilsonA N Wilson The Golden TreasuryThe Golden Treasuary by Francis Palgrave Bed and blanketsBed and blankets more
198305077 May 1983 Arthur EnglishArthur English Britain's HeritageBritain's Heritage by John Julius Norwich Weekend in ParisWeekend in Paris more
1983051414 May 1983 Sir Alan King-HamiltonSir Alan King-Hamilton Barclay's World of CricketBarclay's World of Cricket by Jim Swanton Television setTelevision set more
1983052121 May 1983 Terry WoganTerry Wogan His favourite books by P G WodehouseHis favourite books by P G Wodehouse VodkaVodka more
1983052828 May 1983 Sinead CusackSinéad Cusack The novels of John Le CarreThe novels of John Le Carre Writing materialsWriting materials more
198306044 June 1983 Raymond BriggsRaymond Briggs The Complete Works of BeachcomberThe Complete Works of Beachcomber Billiard table with snooker balls and cueBilliard table with snooker balls and cue more
1983061111 June 1983 Sir Peter PearsSir Peter Pears A book by E M ForsterA book by E M Forster Painting from his collectionPainting from his collection more
1983061818 June 1983 Fleur CowlesFleur Cowles Blank paperBlank paper Painting materialsPainting materials more
1983062525 June 1983 Peter Maxwell DaviesPeter Maxwell Davies UlyssesUlysses by James Joyce Music manuscript paper and pensMusic manuscript paper and pens more
198307022 July 1983 Terry JonesTerry Jones The Complete Works of Geoffrey ChaucerThe Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Pencil and paperPencil and paper more
198307099 July 1983 Julian BreamJulian Bream more
1983071616 July 1983 Sir John PritchardSir John Pritchard Lucia novels by E F BensonLucia novels by E F Benson Italian wineItalian wine more
1983072323 July 1983 John GunterJohn Gunter The Complete Works of Flann O'BrienThe Complete Works of Flann O'Brien More William Walton recordsMore William Walton records more
1983073030 July 1983 Keith WaterhouseKeith Waterhouse A year's supply of the Exchange & MartA year's supply of the Exchange & Mart Solar-powered television, video and eight filmsSolar-powered television, video and eight films more
198308066 August 1983 Sir Frederick GibberdSir Frederick Gibberd Scrapbook of poetryScrapbook of poetry Bottle of sleeping tabletsBottle of sleeping tablets more
1983081313 August 1983 Peter BullPeter Bull Brideshead Revisited (in Greek)Brideshead Revisited (in Greek) by Evelyn Waugh Crystal ballCrystal ball more
1983082020 August 1983 Malcolm BradburyMalcolm Bradbury If on a Winter's Night a TravellerIf on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino Word processorWord processor more
1983082727 August 1983 Cindy Buxton and Annie PriceCindy Buxton and Annie Price A book on explorers and Johnny Livingstone's SeagullA book on explorers and Johnny Livingstone's Seagull by Richard Bach Cow and a box of soapCow and a box of soap more
198309033 September 1983 Paul JonesPaul Jones Political works and music criticism by George Bernard ShawPolitical works and music criticism by George Bernard Shaw HarmonicaHarmonica more
1983091010 September 1983 Charlotte LambCharlotte Lamb Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Typewriter and paperTypewriter and paper more
1983091717 September 1983 Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Science and HealthScience and Health by Mary Baker Eddy Tape recorderTape recorder more
1983092424 September 1983 Ian RichardsonIan Richardson Book of quotationsBook of quotations Large supply of paper and pencilsLarge supply of paper and pencils more
198310011 October 1983 Rosemary SutcliffRosemary Sutcliff KimKim by Rudyard Kipling Flowers delivered daily by bottleFlowers delivered daily by bottle more
198310088 October 1983 Mollie HarrisMollie Harris The five-volume works by Anthony WoodThe five-volume works by Anthony Wood Union JackUnion Jack more
1983101515 October 1983 TopolTopol Great Treasury of Western ThoughtGreat Treasury of Western Thought by Mortimer J Adler Artist's kitArtist's kit more
1983102222 October 1983 Linda Esther GrayLinda Esther Gray Anthology of poetryAnthology of poetry Garlic, chocolate and wineGarlic, chocolate and wine more
1983102929 October 1983 Sir Ranulph FiennesSir Ranulph Fiennes The Oxford Dictionary of QuotationsThe Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Tube of Antisan creamTube of Antisan cream more
198311055 November 1983 Shirley MacLaineShirley MacLaine Dictionary and Hexalingual thesaurusDictionary and hexalingual thesaurus Blank paperBlank paper more
1983111212 November 1983 Sir Peter HallSir Peter Hall The New Grove Dictionary of Music and MusiciansThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Photograph of his childrenPhotograph of his children more
1983111919 November 1983 Sir Hugh GreeneSir Hugh Greene The Penguin Complete Sherlock HolmesThe Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Portable typewriter and lots of paperPortable typewriter and lots of paper more
1983112626 November 1983 Thomas KeneallyThomas Keneally Oxford Book of 20th Century English VerseOxford Book of 20th Century English Verse by Philip Larkin Collection of The Times crosswordsCollection of The Times crosswords more
198312033 December 1983 Marvin HamlischMarvin Hamlisch Phone bookPhone book Picture of his mother when she was 17Picture of his mother when she was 17 more
1983121010 December 1983 John PiperJohn Piper The Complete Works of William BlakeThe Complete Works of William Blake PianolaPianola more
1983121717 December 1983 James StewartJames Stewart Robinson CrusoeRobinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Family photo albumFamily photo album more
1983123131 December 1983 M M KayeM M Kaye Indian TalesIndian Tales by Rudyard Kipling Writer's kitWriter's kit



Date Castaway Book Luxury More
198401077 January 1984 Bertice ReadingBertice Reading The ProphetThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran King-size brass bed with feather mattressKing size brass bed with mattress more
1984011414 January 1984 David GowerDavid Gower Compendium of winesCompendium of wines Video cassettes of Rumpole of the BaileyVideo cassettes of Rumpole of the Bailey more
1984012121 January 1984 Quentin CreweQuentin Crewe Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and FableBrewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Potter's wheelPotter's wheel more
1984012828 January 1984 HRH Princess Michael of KentPrincess Michael of Kent HistoriesHistories by Herodotus CatCat more
198402044 February 1984 Stubby KayeStubby Kaye His diaryHis diary Hard hatHard hat more
1984021111 February 1984 Lord Elwyn-JonesLord Elwyn-Jones English Social HistoryEnglish Social History by G M Trevelyan Comic collage by Pearl BinderComic collage by Pearl Binder more
1984021818 February 1984 Woodu HermanWoody Herman Music is My MistressMusic is My Mistress by Duke Ellington Jaguar XJ6Jaguar XJ6 more
1984022525 February 1984 Michael YorkMichael York No book chosenNo book chosen TelescopeTelescope more
198403033 March 1984 Gerald PriestlandGerald Priestland The poetry of Gerard Manley HopkinsThe poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins Air conditionerAir conditioner more
1984031010 March 1984 Don McCullinDon McCullin One year of issues of The TimesOne year of issues of The Times MirrorMirror more
1984031717 March 1984 Michael QuinnMichael Quinn Le Repertoire de la CuisineLe Repertoire de la Cuisine by Louis Saulnier Pair of waterwingsPair of waterwings more
1984032424 March 1984 Honest Ed MirvishHonest Ed Mirvish Complete Webster's English DictionaryComplete Webster's English Dictionary BarbecueBarbecue more
1984033131 March 1984 Paul TortelierPaul Tortelier The Cathedrals of FranceThe Cathedrals of France by Auguste Rodin Photograph of his wifePhotograph of his wife more
198404077 April 1984 Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve The Inner RealityThe Inner Reality by Paul Brunton Scuba-diving equipmentScuba-diving equipment more
1984041414 April 1984 Lucy IrvineLucy Irvine Language Made PlainLanguage Made Plain by Anthony Burgess Mosquito coils and an apple pipMosquito coils and an apple pip more
1984042121 April 1984 David LodgeDavid Lodge UlyssesUlysses by James Joyce Nymph in a Landscape by Palma VecchioNymph in a Landscape by Palma Vecchio more
1984042828 April 1984 Leo McKernLeo McKern EncycloapediaEncyclopaedia Watercolours and hot-pressed paperWatercolours and hot-pressed paper more
198405055 May 1984 Rosalind PlowrightRosalind Plowright The collected works of William WordsworthThe collected works of William Wordsworth WindsurferWindsurfer more
1984051212 May 1984 Hugh JohnsonHugh Johnson The Complete Works of P G WodehouseThe Complete Works of P G Wodehouse Writing materials and lots of bottlesWriting materials and lots of bottles more
1984063030 June 1984 Zubin MehtaZubin Mehta more
198407077 July 1984 Lord RothschildLord Rothschild Book on pure mathematicsBook on pure mathematics Pad of A4 paperPad of A4 paper more
1984071414 July 1984 Vlado PerlemuterVlado Perlemuter The Complete Plays of MoliereThe Complete Plays of Moliere Painting from the LouvrePainting of Louvre more
1984072121 July 1984 Natalia MakarovaNatalia Makarova The poetry of Aleksandr PushkinThe poetry of Aleksandr Pushkin Wine – Chateau Margot 1961Wine – Chateau Margot 1961 more
1984072828 July 1984 Sir Alfred AyerSir Alfred Ayer The Life of Boswell and A Journal of a Tour to the HebridesThe Life of Johnson and A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell Le Moulin de la GaletteLe Moulin de la Galette by Renoir more
198408044 August 1984 Gayatri DeviGayatri Devi Omnibus of books by James HeriotOmnibus of books by James Heriot Can of insect repellentCan of insect repellent more
1984081111 August 1984 Ron GoodwinRon Goodwin The ProphetThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran TubaTuba more
1984081818 August 1984 William RushtonWilliam Rushton Anthology by G K ChestertonAnthology by G K Chesterton PianoPiano more
1984082525 August 1984 Ved MehtaVed Mehta 11th edition of Encyclopædia Britannica11th edition of Encyclopædia Britannica No luxury chosenNo luxury chosen more
198409011 September 1984 George AbbottGeorge Abbott EncyclopaediaEncyclopaedia Writing paperWriting paper more
198409088 September 1984 Catherine CooksonCatherine Cookson Her own autobiographyHer own autobiography PianoPiano more
1984091515 September 1984 Gerry CottleGerry Cottle I Love You, Honey, but the Season's OverI Love You, Honey, but the Season's Over by Connie Clausen Juggling clubsJuggling clubs more
1984092222 September 1984 Alfred EisenstadtAlfred Eisenstadt A book of quotationsA book of quotations CameraCamera more
1984092929 September 1984 John HurtJohn Hurt The Complete Works of Lewis CarrollThe Complete Works of Lewis Carroll PillowPillow more
198410066 October 1984 John SurmanJohn Surman Set of WisdenSet of Wisden Vat of Bordeaux wineVat of Bordeaux wine more
1984101919 October 1984 Michael FfolkesMichael Ffolkes - - more
1984102020 October 1984 Jonathan LynnJonathan Lynn Collection of Jeeves & Wooster storiesCollection of Jeeves & Wooster novels by P G Wodehouse Pen and paperPen and paper more
1984102727 October 1984 David RendallDavid Rendall The ProphetThe Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Wine – Chateau Lascombes 1966Wine – Chateau Lascombes 1966 more
198411033 November 1984 Tom SharpeTom Sharpe The Oxford Book of English VerseOxford Book of English Verse Ton of snuffTon of snuff more
1984111010 November 1984 Vernon HandleyVernon Handley The Principles of ArtThe Principles of Art by R G Collingwood Sodastream and gas cylindersSodastream and gas cylinders more
1984111717 November 1984 David PuttnamDavid Puttnam The Wisden Anthology of CricketThe Wisden Anthology of Cricket by Benny Green Goose down pillowGoose down pillow more
1984112424 November 1984 Robin Hanbury-TenisonRobin Hanbury-Tenison The Oxford Companion to English LiteratureThe Oxford Companion to English Literature Cask of claretCask of claret more
198412011 December 1984 Miklos RozsaMiklos Rozsa Collected Poems of Endre AdyCollected Poems of Endre Ady Manuscript paper and pensManuscript paper and pens more
198412088 December 1984 Sir John BurghSir John Burgh Encyclopædia BritannicaEncyclopædia Britannica Transistor radioTransistor radio more
1984121515 December 1984 Ray CooneyRay Cooney more


Date Castaway Book Luxury More
198501055 January 1985 Sir Michael TippettSir Michael Tippett Blank pagesBlank pages Egg timerEgg timer more
1985011212 January 1985 Tom StoppardTom Stoppard InfernoInferno (in two languages) by Dante Alighieri Plastic footballPlastic football more
1985011919 January 1985 John Harvey-JonesJohn Harvey-Jones The Loom of LanguageThe Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer TrapTrap (minus donkey) more
1985012626 January 1985 Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey Blank bookBlank book WhiskeyWhiskey more
198502022 February 1985 Julie WaltersJulie Walters The MagusThe Magus by John Fowles TelephoneTelephone more
198502099 February 1985 Elly AmelingElly Ameling The poetry of Paul VerlaineThe poetry of Paul Verlaine Buddha statueBuddha statue more
1985021616 February 1985 Michael ElkinsMichael Elkins The Heroes With the Thousand FacesThe Heroes With the Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell Electric typewriterElectric typewriter more
1985022323 February 1985 Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald PianoPiano more
198503022 March 1985 Jorge BoletJorge Bolet Don QuixoteDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes CameraCamera more
198503099 March 1985 Alison LurieAlison Lurie Oxford Book of English VerseOxford Book of English Verse TelephoneTelephone more
1985031616 March 1985 Gordon BeningfieldGordon Beningfield Manual on how to swimManual on how to swim Sketchbook, paints and pencilsSketchbook, paints and pencils more
1985032323 March 1985 Richard EyreRichard Eyre Partridge's Dictionary of SlangPartridge's Dictionary of Slang SaxophoneSaxophone more
1985033030 March 1985 Jimmy SavileJimmy Savile Mail order catalogueMail order catalogue Havana cigarHavana cigar more
198504066 April 1985 Doris StokesDoris Stokes The Complete Andy CappThe Complete Andy Capp Photograph album of family, friends and petsPhotograph album of family, friends and pets more
1985041313 April 1985 Joseph AllenJoseph Allen A number of Sherlock Holmes novelsA number of Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Family pocket watchFamily pocket watch more
1985042020 April 1985 Robert BurchfieldRobert Burchfield more
1985042727 April 1985 Barbara Taylor BradfordBarbara Taylor Bradford Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Family photograph albumFamily photograph album more
198505044 May 1985 David SteelDavid Steel Do-it-yourself manualDo-it-yourself manual Cathedral organCathedral organ more
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1987022222 February 1987 Ken RussellKen Russell The PreludeThe Prelude by William Wordsworth Quart of brandyQuart of brandy more
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198703088 March 1987 Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis Gone With the WindGone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Golf bagGolf bag more
1987031515 March 1987 Dora BryanDora Bryan Three Men in a BoatThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome Stuffed dogStuffed dog more
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1987032929 March 1987 Peter AllissPeter Alliss History of the English-Speaking PeoplesHistory of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill Sand-yachtSand-yacht more
198704055 April 1987 Anthony AndrewsAnthony Andrews The Complete Works of Oscar WildeThe Complete Works of Oscar Wilde PianoPiano more
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1987041919 April 1987 Michael BogdanovMichael Bogdanov Pocket Wine Book 1987Pocket Wine Book 1987 by Hugh Johnson 50-pound jar of Marmite50-pound jar of Marmite more
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1988011010 January 1988 Adele LeighAdele Leigh Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll LoofahLoofah more
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1988021414 February 1988 William DavisWilliam Davis The Dictionary of Samuel JohnsonThe Dictionary of Samuel Johnson TelescopeTelescope more
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198805011 May 1988 Neil KinnockNeil Kinnock Essays on EqualityEssays on Equality by R. H. Tawney Radio 4Radio 4 more
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