List of Desert Island Discs episodes (2001–10)

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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 2001 and 2010 are listed here.

Very rarely programmes will be repeated in place of new shows as a tribute to former guests who have recently died – for example Radio 4 repeated Humphrey Lyttelton's show, originally aired on 5 November 2006, on 15 June 2008. Desert Island Discs takes two short breaks, in spring and summer. BBC Radio 4 broadcasts new programmes for approximately 42 weeks each year on Sunday mornings, usually with a repeat transmission 5 days later. On Remembrance Sunday (in November) the programme is not broadcast but that week's programme gets a single airing in the Friday repeat slot.

2001[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
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200101077 January 2001 Marquess of BathAlexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath Combined dictionary and thesaurusCombined dictionary and thesaurus Laptop computerLaptop computer more
2001011414 January 2001 George McDonald FraserGeorge McDonald Fraser Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary TypewriterTypewriter more
2001012121 January 2001 Marguerite PattenMarguerite Patten Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Trowel for diggingTrowel for digging more
2001012128 January 2001 Terry O'NeillTerry O'Neill Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens Wind-up radioWind-up radio more
200102044 February 2001 Sir John MortimerSir John Mortimer Oxford Book of English VerseOxford Book of English Verse Velasquez painting of old lady frying eggsVelázquez painting of old lady frying eggs more
2001021111 February 2001 Griff Rhys JonesGriff Rhys Jones The Pickwick PapersThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens NewspaperNewspaper more
2001021818 February 2001 Professor Sir Richard DollProfessor Sir Richard Doll Oxford Textbook of MedicineOxford Textbook of Medicine by D. A. Warrell A down pillowA down pillow more
2001022525 February 2001 Charlie WattsCharlie Watts Collected Poems of Dylan ThomasCollected Poems 1934-52 of Dylan Thomas DrumsticksDrumsticks more
200103044 March 2001 John LillJohn Lill Huge Tome on fauna and floraHuge Tome on fauna and flora Solar-powered pianoSolar-powered piano more
2001031111 March 2001 Henry SandonHenry Sandon A Shropshire LadA Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman Huge supply of Indian tea with Worcester tea potHuge supply of Indian tea with Worcester tea pot more
2001031818 March 2001 Vanezis, PeterProfessor Peter Vanezis - - more
2001032525 March 2001 Shirley HughesShirley Hughes Embarrassment of RichesEmbarrassment of Riches by Simon Schama A painting by TitianA painting by Titian, Bacchus & Ariadne more
200104011 April 2001 Sir Alec BroersSir Alec Broers War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Lots of lots of chocolateLots and lots of chocolate more
200104088 April 2001 Tanni Grey ThompsonTanni Grey Thompson A guide to edible foods on a desert islandA guide to edible foods on a desert island Five juggling ballsFive juggling balls more
2001041515 April 2001 Ronald BlytheRonald Blythe Life of JohnsonLife of Johnson by James Boswell Lots of paper with pensLots of paper with pens more
2001042222 April 2001 Chris TarrantChris Tarrant The Silence of the LambsThe Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris His lucky sixpenceHis lucky sixpence more
2001042929 April 2001 Tasmin LittleTasmin Little Harry Potter or Little DorritHarry Potter book by J. K. Rowling or Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens Endless supply of coffeeEndless supply of coffee more
200105066 May 2001 Margaret DrabbleMargaret Drabble Old Wives TaleOld Wives Tale by Arnold Bennett Painting by Maurice CockerillPainting by Maurice Cockerill - Ariadne's Thread more
2001051313 May 2001 Sir John SulstonSir John Sulston Oxford Anthology of English VerseOxford Anthology of English Verse The microscope used to examine the lineage of the roundwormThe microscope used to examine the lineage of the roundworm more
2001052020 May 2001 Sir Timothy CliffordSir Timothy Clifford A La Recherche du Temps PerduA la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust Renaissance casket with a selection of 15th & 16th century Italian drawings in itRenaissance casket with a selection of 15th & 16th century Italian drawings in it more
2001052727 May 2001 Courtney PineCourtney Pine Beneath the UnderdogBeneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus 1939 edition tenor saxophone1939 tenor edition saxophone more
200106033 June 2001 Sir Thomas AllenSir Thomas Allen Under the Greenwood TreeUnder the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy Unlimited supply of paper, paints and pencilsUnlimited supply of paper, paints and pencils more
2001061010 June 2001 Sir Kyffin WilliamsSir Kyffin Williams GerminalGerminal by Émile Zola A small painting called the Head of a GirlA small painting called "The Head of a Girl" by Michael Schwertz more
2001061717 June 2001 Frank McCourtFrank McCourt Oxford Anthology of English VerseOxford Anthology of English Verse Pair of binocularsPair of binoculars more
2001062424 June 2001 Sir Harry KrotoSir Harry Kroto Quantum Electro Dynamics PhysicsQuantum Electro Dynamics Physics by Feynman Airbrush computer graphics setAirbrush computer graphics set more
200107011 July 2001 Sir Stanley KalmsSir Stanley Kalms The Wealth of NationsThe Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith Pack of cardsPack of cards more
200107088 July 2001 Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger A Scots QuairA Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon Banjo with plastic headBanjo with plastic head and an inexhaustible supply of strings and pegs more
2001071515 July 2001 Martin BellMartin Bell CorduroyCorduroy (his father's first book) by Adrian Bell Barrel of Adnam's AleBarrel of Adnam's Ale brewed in Suffolk more
2001072222 July 2001 Cormac Murphy O'ConnorCormac Murphy O'Connor CorduroyLifelines by Seamus Heaney Grand pianoGrand piano more
2001072929 July 2001 Claudia RodenClaudia Roden A La Recherche du Temps PerduA la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust Oil paintsOil paints and brushes more
200108055 August 2001 Lord Bill DeedesLord Deedes Original prayer bookOriginal prayer book without any amendments Mister Trumper's aftershaveMister Trumper's aftershave more
2001081212 August 2001 Joss AcklandJoss Ackland The Diary of Samuel PepysThe Diary of Samuel Pepys Huge jar of liquoriceHuge jar of liquorice more
2001081919 August 2001 Bruce FogleBruce Fogle Canoe CraftA book on canoe craft Molecular engineering laboratoryMolecular engineering laboratory - to construct a dog more
2001082626 August 2001 Lord Eric RollLord Roll FaustFaust by Johann Wolfgang Goethe Cassette recorder and cassettesCassette recorder and cassettes more
200109022 September 2001 Simon SchamaSimon Schama The LeopardThe Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa BethshebaBethsheba by Rembrandt more
2001111818 November 2001 Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary His banjoHis banjo more
2001112525 November 2001 Ken FollettKen Follett Philosophical InvestigationsPhilosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein Entire cellar of a great collector of French wineEntire cellar of a great collector of French wine more
200112022 December 2001 William HagueWilliam Hague The Years of Lyndon JohnsonThe Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro DojoDojo more
200112099 December 2001 Sir Cameron MackintoshSir Cameron Mackintosh Complete Cookery CourseComplete Cookery Course by Delia Smith Solar-powered MagimixSolar-powered Magimix more
2001121616 December 2001 Anne FineAnne Fine Collected Poems of Philip LarkinCollected Poems of Philip Larkin Pencil and paperPencil and paper more
2001122323 December 2001 Jamie OliverJamie Oliver Doesn't read books - needs notepaper and pens to write recipesDoesn't read books - needs notepaper and pens to write recipes LeathermanLeatherman - like a Swiss Army Knife but more substantial more
2001123030 December 2001 Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor In Search of Lost TimeIn Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Chromatic harmonicaChromatic harmonica more

2002[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
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200201066 January 2002 Sir Peter MorrisSir Peter Morris The Aubrey-Maturin seriesThe Aubrey-Maturin series 20 (complete hardback set) by Patrick O'Brian golf clubs and ballsgolf clubs and balls more
2002011313 January 2002 Susana WaltonSusana Walton The Education of a GardnerThe Education of a Gardner by Russell Page downy pillowdowny pillow more
2002012020 January 2002 Bob WorcesterBob Worcester Globes at GreenwichGlobes at Greenwich by Elly Dekker celestial and terrestrial globescelestial and terrestrial globes more
2002012727 January 2002 Phyllis SellickPhyllis Sellick The Oxford Companion of MusicThe Oxford Companion to Music clockwork radio tuned to Radio 4clockwork radio tuned to Radio 4 more
200202033 February 2002 David LinleyDavid Linley The Art of Looking SidewaysThe Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher guitarguitar more
2002021010 February 2002 Sir Paul NurseSir Paul Nurse Ascent of ManThe Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski telescopetelescope more
2002021717 February 2002 Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro Collected short stories of Anton ChekhovCollected short stories of Anton Chekhov big roll of paperbig roll of paper more
2002022424 February 2002 Sue MacGregorSue MacGregor History of the WorldHistory of the World by John Roberts unlimited supply of nicely-scented sun blockunlimited supply of nicely-scented sun block more
200203033 March 2002 Lord MayLord May Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of ChessCapablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess by Hans Golombek Isle of Lewis chess set from The British MuseumIsle of Lewis chess set from The British Museum more
2002031010 March 2002 Dame Beryl GreyDame Beryl Grey This Sceptred IsleThis Sceptred Isle by Christopher Lee box of watercolour paintsbox of watercolour paints more
2002031717 March 2002 Fay GodwinFay Godwin Rattle BagThe Rattle Bag by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney egg temperaegg tempera paints, brushes, and boards to paint on more
2002032424 March 2002 Rowe, DorothyDorothy Rowe Oxford Companion to the BodyThe Oxford Companion to the Body edited by Colin Blakemore snorkelinga snorkeling suit with prescription goggles more
2002033131 March 2002 Ramsay, GordonGordon Ramsay Kitchen ConfidentialKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain vanillaa fresh vanilla pod more
200204077 April 2002 Reynolds, FionaFiona Reynolds Making of the English LandscapeThe Making of the English Landscape by W. G. Hoskins Ordnance Surveythe full collection of Ordnance Survey maps of the British Isles more
2002041414 April 2002 Bland, Sir ChristopherSir Christopher Bland Donnethe collected works of John Donne Hampshiretwo and half miles of a Hampshire chalk stream more
2002042121 April 2002 Marshall, WayneWayne Marshall Grove Dictionary of MusicThe Grove Dictionary of Music Steinwaya Steinway Model D piano, specially conditioned to deal with all weathers more
2002042828 April 2002 Jackson, BettyBetty Jackson Vision: 50 Years of CreativityVision: 50 Years of Creativity lipstickLipstick more
200205055 May 2002 Kelly, JudeJude Kelly - - more
2002051212 May 2002 Klug, Sir AaronSir Aaron Klug a set of books on Roman Republican and Imperial coinageA set of books on Roman Republican and Imperial Coinage a set of mixed Greek and Imperial coinageA set of mixed Greek and Imperial coinage more
2002051919 May 2002 SuggsSuggs a concise book of Italian verbsA concise book of Italian verbs a nucleus of beesA nucleus of bees more
2002052626 May 2002 Sue JohnstonSue Johnston DickensDickens by Peter Ackroyd BBC Radio Five LiveBBC Radio Five Live more
200206099 June 2002 Rosoman, LeonardLeonard Rosoman Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce lawna sloping lawn more
2002061616 June 2002 Morris, JanJan Morris MabinogiThe Mabinogi in modern Welsh hot water bottlea hot water bottle more
2002062323 June 2002 Longford, LadyLady Longford Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and the Tsar's Mission to the Shah of PersiaDiplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and the Tsar's Mission to the Shah of Persia by Laurence Kelly orange treean orange tree more
2002063030 June 2002 Walters, MinetteMinette Walters Oxford Dictionary of QuotationsThe Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Van GoghVan Gogh's Irises more
200207077 July 2002 Titchmarsh, AlanAlan Titchmarsh one of P. G. Wodehouse's Blandings novelsOne of P. G. Wodehouse's Blandings novels watercoloursA box of watercolours more
2002091515 September 2002 May, BrianBrian May Out of the Silent PlanetOut of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis guitarhis own guitar: the Red Special more
2002092222 September 2002 Spall, TimothyTimothy Spall Pickwick PapersThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens drum kita drum kit more
2002092929 September 2002 Markova, Dame AliciaDame Alicia Markova Speaking of DiaghilevSpeaking of Diaghilev by John Drummond perfumethe perfume Knowing by Estée Lauder more
200210066 October 2002 Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman A La Recherche Du Temps PerduA La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust A Jar of ApricotsA Jar of Apricots by Chardin

more

2002101313 October 2002 Paul GambacciniPaul Gambaccini The Complete Carl Banks LibraryThe Complete Carl Banks Library by Carl Banks PianoPiano more
2002102020 October 2002 Djerassi, CarlCarl Djerassi Stevensthe collected poetry and prose of Wallace Stevens computera solar powered computer with a secret compartment containing a white powder more
2002102727 October 2002 James, P. D.P. D. James War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy pencilspencils and paper more
200211033 November 2002 Cook, RobinRobin Cook Huntthe National Hunt form book chess computera chess computer more
2002111515 November 2002 Wolff, MargueriteMarguerite Wolff WalkerAlan Walker's biography of Liszt pianoa piano more
2002111717 November 2002 Ondaatje, ChristopherChristopher Ondaatje ServiceRobert Service's Anthology of Poetry painting: The Blue Nude by Justin Deranyagalaa painting: The Blue Nude by Justin Deranyagala more
2002112424 November 2002 Duncan Smith, IainIain Duncan Smith Alexandria QuartetThe Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell oil paintoil paints more
200212011 December 2002 Malkovich, JohnJohn Malkovich Sound and the FuryThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner cappuccinoa cappuccino maker more
200212088 December 2002 Kwesi Johnson, LintonLinton Kwesi Johnson One Hundred Years of SolitudeOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez bass guitara bass guitar more
2002121515 December 2002 Cusack, SinéadSinéad Cusack Chekhovthe plays of Anton Chekhov muslina big hat with a lot of muslin more
2002122222 December 2002 Williams, RowanRowan Williams Audena collection of W. H. Auden poems pianoa piano more
2002122929 December 2002 Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell Essay on populationessay on population by Thomas Malthus an endless supply of notebooks and pensan endless supply of notebooks and pens more

2003[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
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200301055 January 2003 Foreman, GeorgeGeorge Foreman Waitingan anthology of poems including the poem Waiting by John Burroughs pillowa pillow more
2003011212 January 2003 Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson The Power of NowThe Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle recordings of her daughter and love readingrecordings of her daughter and love reading their poems more
2003011919 January 2003 Blumberg, Professor BaruchProfessor Baruch Blumberg UlyssesUlysses by James Joyce kayaka flat water kayak suitable for rough water more
2003012626 January 2003 Sir Trevor NunnSir Trevor Nunn The Complete Works of Charles DickensThe Complete Works of Charles Dickens a photo of his wife and childrena photo of his wife and all of his children more
200302022 February 2003 Whitehouse, PaulPaul Whitehouse chord book full of songs and ariasa chord book full of songs and arias pianoa piano more
200302099 February 2003 McKellen, Sir IanSir Ian McKellen dictionary of flora and faunaa dictionary of flora and fauna grand pianoa grand piano more
2003021616 February 2003 Parker, CorneliaCornelia Parker World of Wonder: 10,000 things every child should knowWorld of Wonder: 10,000 things every child should know solar powereda solar powered vibrator more
2003022323 February 2003 Clooney, GeorgeGeorge Clooney War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy yachtan anchored yacht more
200303022 March 2003 Pitney, GeneGene Pitney Giant Book of Mensa PuzzlesThe Giant Book of Mensa Puzzles by Robert Allen Opus Onea case of Opus One wine more
200303099 March 2003 Reeves, VicVic Reeves Three Men in a BoatThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome potatopotato seeds more
2003031616 March 2003 Danziger, NickNick Danziger One Hundred Years of SolitudeOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez pencilspencils, paper and watercolours more
2003032323 March 2003 Schönberg, Claude-MichelClaude-Michel Schönberg All the Little Live thingsAll the Little Live things by Wallace Earle Stegner grand pianoa grand piano more
2003033030 March 2003 Scott Thomas, KristinKristin Scott Thomas Sense and SensibilitySense and Sensibility by Jane Austen mulesa pair of mules by Christian Louboutin more
200304066 April 2003 Gilmour, DavidDavid Gilmour An English translation of The Qur'anThe Qur'an His Martin D35 acoustic guitaracoustic guitar more
2003041313 April 2003 Atwood, MargaretMargaret Atwood NightsThe Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights bath saltsa big huge vat of Culpepers Rose Geranium bath salts more
2003042020 April 2003 Bremner, RoryRory Bremner Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon radioa radio more
200305044 May 2003 Halsey, Professor A. H.Professor A. H. Halsey UtopiaUtopia by Thomas More solar powereda solar powered radio more
2003051111 May 2003 Fenton, GeorgeGeorge Fenton Chekhovshort stories by Chekhov pianoa piano or failing that for comfort a tin of condensed milk and an opener more
2003051818 May 2003 Zeffirelli, FrancoFranco Zeffirelli InfernoDante's Inferno hammocka hammock from Hermès more
2003052525 May 2003 Brown, DerekDerek Brown Pickwick PapersThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens steamer chaira steamer chair more
200306011 June 2003 Syal, MeeraMeera Syal Hindia Hindi/English dictionary pianoa piano more
200306088 June 2003 Radice, VittorioVittorio Radice La première gorgée de Bière et autres plaisirs minusculesLa première gorgée de Bière et autres plaisirs minuscules by Philippe Delerm sunglassessunglasses more
2003061515 June 2003 Tully, MarkMark Tully Hopkinsthe major works by Gerard Manley Hopkins brewerya modern mini brewery more
2003062222 June 2003 Sentamu, Bishop JohnBishop John Sentamu Complete Chronicles of NarniaThe Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis kitchena kitchen more
2003062929 June 2003 Libeskind, DanielDaniel Libeskind Prisons (Le Carceri: The Complete First and Second States)The Prisons (Le Carceri: The Complete First and Second States) by Giovanni Battista Piranesi pencilpencil and paper more
200307066 July 2003 Taylor Bradford, BarbaraBarbara Taylor Bradford David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield by Charles Dickens mascaraa bag of eye makeup, especially mascara more
2003092121 September 2003 Terfel, BrynBryn Terfel Angela's AshesAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourt Wales Millennium CentreThe Wales Millennium Centre more
2003092828 September 2003 Hornby, NickNick Hornby Barnaby RudgeBarnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens iPodan iPod more
200310055 October 2003 Lawson, NigellaNigella Lawson Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Temazepamliquid Temazepam "to give me the possibility of a very pleasant exit" more
2003101212 October 2003 Kretzmer, HerbertHerbert Kretzmer Great War and Modern MemoryThe Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell Zippoa Zippo lighter more
2003101919 October 2003 Cullen, BillBill Cullen GlimpsesGlimpses by Brendan Kennelly accordionan accordion more
2003102626 October 2003 Kennedy, CharlesRt Hon Charles Kennedy MP Day of the JackalThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth CD playera CD player more
200311022 November 2003 Frayling, ChristopherChristopher Frayling Don QuixoteDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra V&A MuseumThe V&A Museum more
2003111414 November 2003 Bielenberg, ChristabelChristabel Bielenberg War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy chaira comfortable chair more
2003111616 November 2003 Clarkson, JeremyJeremy Clarkson photograph albuma photograph album jet skia jet ski more
2003112323 November 2003 Meyer, ChristopherChristopher Meyer Four Adventures of Richard HannayThe Four Adventures of Richard Hannay by John Buchan and Robin W. Winks jukeboxa jukebox more
2003113030 November 2003 Blofeld, HenryHenry Blofeld Pelican at BlandingsA Pelican at Blandings by P. G. Wodehouse photo albuma personal photo album more
200312077 December 2003 Barker, PatPat Barker book on tropical fish to identify thema book on tropical fish to identify them snorkelingsnorkeling equipment more
2003121414 December 2003 Grimshaw, NicholasNicholas Grimshaw complete works of Patrick O'Brienthe complete works of Patrick O'Brien RIBARIBA drawings collection more
2003122121 December 2003 Harris, EmmylouEmmylou Harris blank booka blank book librarya library more
2003122828 December 2003 O'Grady, PaulPaul O'Grady The BorrowersThe Borrowers by Mary Norton AvonSkin-So-Soft by Avon more

2004[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
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200401044 January 2004 Lane Fox, MarthaMartha Lane Fox War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy karaokea karaoke machine more
2004011111 January 2004 Tarbuck, JimmyJimmy Tarbuck Essential Henry LonghurstThe Essential Henry Longhurst golf clubshis own set of golf clubs and balls more
2004011818 January 2004 Frears, StephenStephen Frears Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon paintinga painting by his wife more
2004012525 January 2004 Dacre, PaulPaul Dacre RHSRHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by Christopher Brickell Guardian newspapera subscription to the Guardian newspaper for one year more
200402011 February 2004 Sainsbury, DavidDavid Sainsbury Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald batha large bath with a constant supply of hot water more
200402088 February 2004 Dominica, Sister FrancesSister Frances Dominica Earth from the AirThe Earth from the Air by Yann Arthus-Bertrand chaise longuea chaise longue with a mosquito net attached more
2004021515 February 2004 Distel, SachaSacha Distel Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your DreamThe Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho grand pianoa grand piano more
2004022222 February 2004 Cale, JohnJohn Cale RepetitionRepetition by Alain Robbe-Grillet espressoan espresso coffee machine with coffee beans more
2004022929 February 2004 Kerr, JudithJudith Kerr big, beautiful coffee table book of picturesa big, beautiful coffee table book of pictures pencilspencils and thick paper to write and draw on more
200403077 March 2004 Noon, GulamGulam Noon FreedomLong Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela cricketvideos of cricket matches more
2004031414 March 2004 Nighy, BillBill Nighy First Forty-Nine StoriesThe First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway blues harpa boxed set of blues harps more
2004032121 March 2004 Kohn, RalphRalph Kohn Complete Works of BachMahler's copy of The Complete Works of Bach flutea magic flute more
2004032828 March 2004 Vettriano, JackJack Vettriano SUMOSUMO by Helmut Newton Triptych, May - June, 1973Triptych, May - June, 1973 by Francis Bacon more
200404044 April 2004 Gheorghiu, AngelaAngela Gheorghiu Englisha book to learn good English Jasmine teaa cup of Jasmine tea more
2004041111 April 2004 Morpurgo, MichaelMichael Morpurgo - - more
2004041818 April 2004 Cornwell, BernardBernard Cornwell Glastonbury RomanceA Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys boathis boat, but not to escape more
2004042525 April 2004 Pappano, AntonioAntonio Pappano - - more
200405022 May 2004 Norton, GrahamGraham Norton Mansfield ParkMansfield Park by Jane Austen mirrora mirror more
200405099 May 2004 Fanthorpe, U. A.U. A. Fanthorpe book to identify birdlife on the islanda book to identify birdlife on the island batha bath with soap and towels more
2004051616 May 2004 Hadow, PenPen Hadow Oxford Book of English VerseThe Oxford Book of English Verse naila six inch nail more
2004052323 May 2004 Adam, KenKen Adam History of ArtPropyläen Kunstgeschichte The History of Art sketchpada sketchpad and felt pens to design more
2004053030 May 2004 James, GeraldineGeraldine James Fatal ShoreThe Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes iPodan iPod more
2004061313 June 2004 Bilimoria, KaranKaran Bilimoria Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your DreamThe Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho[1] Yes MinisterYes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister videos more
2004062020 June 2004 Athill, DianaDiana Athill Vanity FairVanity Fair by William Thackeray bedher own bed more
2004062727 June 2004 Rice, TimTim Rice MolesworthMolesworth by Geoffrey Willans, Phillip Henscher and Ronald Searle telescopea telescope more
200407044 July 2004 Howard, MichaelMichael Howard Years of Lyndon JohnsonThe Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro showera hot shower and some soap more
2004071111 July 2004 Masekela, HughHugh Masekela Nicholas NicklebyNicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens keyboarda keyboard more
2004091919 September 2004 Simpson, JoeJoe Simpson blank book and pena blank book and pen drinka drink-making machine more
2004092626 September 2004 McKenna, VirginiaVirginia McKenna Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's WildlifeAnimal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife by Don E. Wilson Italianlanguage tapes to learn Italian and Swahili more
200410033 October 2004 Morris, DesmondDesmond Morris NightsThe Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights translated by Richard Burton snorkela snorkel more
2004101010 October 2004 Scott-James, AnneAnne Scott-James Semi-attached CoupleThe Semi-attached Couple by Emily Eden nightdressa nightdress made of pure white cotton more
2004101717 October 2004 Campbell, Sir MenziesSir Menzies Campbell Treasure IslandTreasure Island and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson golf clubsa set of golf clubs more
2004102424 October 2004 Mapanje, JackJack Mapanje Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen guitara guitar more
2004103131 October 2004 Pinsent, MatthewMatthew Pinsent atlasa world atlas shavinga shaving kit more
200411077 November 2004 Leslie, AnnAnn Leslie Wodehousethe completed works of P. G. Wodehouse garlican enormous amount of garlic with garlic press more
2004111919 November 2004 Bourne, MatthewMatthew Bourne WilliamsThe Kenneth Williams Diaries spotted dickspotted dick with Lyon's golden syrup more
2004112121 November 2004 Stafford Smith, CliveClive Stafford Smith KoranThe Koran in Arabic and English computerhis computer more
2004112828 November 2004 Emin, TraceyTracey Emin EthicsEthics by Spinoza, translated by G. H. R. Parkinson pena pen which would never run out more
200412055 December 2004 Robson, Sir BobbySir Bobby Robson First World War and The Second World WarThe First World War and The Second World War by John Keegan sunloungera sunlounger with canopy to protect him from the sun more
2004121212 December 2004 Fortune, JohnJohn Fortune LeopardThe Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa (in Italian and English) ruga rug made by the Baluch people from Afghanistan more
2004121919 December 2004 Humperdinck, EngelbertEngelbert Humperdinck Engelbert - What's In a Name: The AutobiographyEngelbert - What's In a Name: The Autobiography by Engelbert Humperdinck saxophonea saxophone more
2004122626 December 2004 Cattrall, KimKim Cattrall Englishan English dictionary body creamfragrant body cream more

2005[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
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200501022 January 2005 Acosta, CarlosCarlos Acosta Dirty Havana TrilogyDirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutierrez ruma case of Havana rum more
200501099 January 2005 McNab, AndyAndy McNab Dickensany Dickens book gollocka gollock more
2005011616 January 2005 Taylor-Wood, SamSam Taylor-Wood Birthday LettersBirthday Letters by Ted Hughes karaokea karaoke machine more
2005012323 January 2005 Miller, Dr JonathanDr Jonathan Miller InvertebratesThe Invertebrates by Libbie Henrietta Hyman dissectinga canvas roll containing a castaway's dissecting set more
2005013030 January 2005 Maxwell Davies, PeterPeter Maxwell Davies Sanskrita Sanskrit dictionary[2] Dürercopper plate engravings of Dürer's Passion more
200502066 February 2005 Starkey, DavidDavid Starkey Microcosmographia AcademicaMicrocosmographia Academica by Francis M. Cornford bath tubhot and cold running water, a bath tub and bath oil more
2005022727 February 2005 Palmer, GeoffreyGeoffrey Palmer Oxford Book of English VerseThe Oxford Book of English Verse by Arthur Quiller-Couch and The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse by Philip Larkin fly fishinga fly fishing rod more
200503066 March 2005 Richard, AlisonAlison Richard Journals of Captain CookThe Journals of Captain Cook showera solar powered shower more
2005031313 March 2005 Poliakoff, StephenStephen Poliakoff My Family and Other AnimalsMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell strawsa box of plastic straws to fiddle with more
2005032020 March 2005 Briggs, RaymondRaymond Briggs Beachcomberthe complete works of Beachcomber billiard tablea full size billiard table with Radio 4 built into each leg more
2005032727 March 2005 Brewster, YvonneYvonne Brewster primer to learn Italian with a tapea primer to learn Italian with a tape olive oilolive oil more
200504033 April 2005 Maazel, LorinLorin Maazel PenséesPensées by Blaise Pascal VermeerVermeer painting: The Piano Lesson more
2005041010 April 2005 Petit, PhilippePhilippe Petit Ashley Book of KnotsThe Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford Ashley his mysterious object (an object found by his father that as yet no one can identify)his mysterious object (an object found by his father that as yet no one can identify) more
2005041717 April 2005 Stewart, PatrickPatrick Stewart compendium of the world's best science fiction so he can become an experta compendium of the world's best science fiction so he can become an expert billiard tablehis beloved billiard table and a shed to keep it in more
2005042424 April 2005 Cocker, JarvisJarvis Cocker Sombrero FalloutSombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan beda bed with a mosquito net more
200505011 May 2005 Whitehorn, KatharineKatharine Whitehorn Short History of Nearly EverythingA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson distilla machine to distill whatever is there more
200505088 May 2005 Cox, JosephineJosephine Cox "a book which is in my head about my brother""a book which is in my head about my brother" photo albuma photo album of her family more
2005051515 May 2005 Staunton, ImeldaImelda Staunton astronomya book on astronomy modelling claymodelling clay and tools more
2005052222 May 2005 King, DavidDavid King Wild Reckoning: An Anthology Provoked by Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"Wild Reckoning: An Anthology Provoked by Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" edited by John Burnside and Maurice Riordan canvasesa bunch of canvases with oils and brushes more
2005052929 May 2005 Kumar, SatishSatish Kumar Gandhithe collected writings of Mahatma Gandhi spadea spade more
200506055 June 2005 Slater, NigelNigel Slater Derek Jarman's GardenDerek Jarman's Garden by Derek Jarman Howard HodgkinHoward Hodgkin's painting: Learning About Russian Music more
2005061212 June 2005 Blair, BetsyBetsy Blair Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest LyricsReading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics by Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball ice creaman ice cream maker more
2005061919 June 2005 McCall Smith, AlexanderAlexander McCall Smith Audena collection of W. H. Auden's works shoesa handmade pair of shoes more
2005062626 June 2005 Wax, RubyRuby Wax Magic MountainThe Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann beda huge bed more
200507033 July 2005 Coelho, PauloPaulo Coelho Wildethe complete works of Oscar Wilde Concordea trip around his island on Concorde more
2005071010 July 2005 Searle, RonaldRonald Searle Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyThe Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Champagnethe best Champagne possible more
2005091818 September 2005 Blethyn, BrendaBrenda Blethyn dictionarya dictionary karaokea karaoke machine more
2005092525 September 2005 Clary, JulianJulian Clary Stop Thinking, Start LivingStop Thinking, Start Living by Richard Carlson prosthetic arman all-purpose prosthetic arm more
200510022 October 2005 Gardner, FrankFrank Gardner Passage to IndiaA Passage to India by E. M. Forster buggya solar powered buggy more
200510099 October 2005 Winner, MichaelMichael Winner Catcher in the RyeThe Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger caviara big supply of caviar more
2005101616 October 2005 Wilson, JacquelineJacqueline Wilson Mansfieldthe collected stories of Katherine Mansfield carousela fairground carousel more
2005102323 October 2005 Testino, MarioMario Testino DemianDemian by Hermann Hesse pillowhis own pillow more
2005103030 October 2005 Johnson, BorisBoris Johnson MP Homeran Indian paper edition of Homer French mustarda large pot of French mustard more
200511066 November 2005 Evans, ChrisChris Evans Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens gogglesa pair of swimming goggles with prescription lenses more
2005111818 November 2005 Fleming, RenéeRenée Fleming Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis coffeecoffee more
2005112020 November 2005 Midgley, MaryMary Midgley Variety of Religious ExperiencesThe Variety of Religious Experiences by William James hot watera solar hot water system more
2005112727 November 2005 Frost, Sir DavidSir David Frost Londonthe London A-Z newspapersSunday newspapers more
200512044 December 2005 Firth, ColinColin Firth Allenstories of Woody Allen guitarhis guitar more
2005121111 December 2005 Hope, DavidDavid Hope Pickwick PapersThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens malt whiskiesa case of selected malt whiskies more
2005121818 December 2005 Hambling, MaggiMaggi Hambling Complete works of Just WilliamThe Complete works of Just William by Richmal Crompton wine cellarthe wine cellar from All Souls College, Oxford more
2005122525 December 2005 Rutter, JohnJohn Rutter teach yourself mathematics illustrated by voluptuous womenteach yourself mathematics illustrated by voluptuous women violaa viola more

2006[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
info
200601011 January 2006 Holmes, KellyKelly Holmes set of encyclopaediasa set of encyclopaedias chocolatea large supply of chocolate more
200601088 January 2006 Griffiths, RichardRichard Griffiths Vanity FairVanity Fair by William Thackeray VelasquezVelázquez's Las Meninas more
2006011515 January 2006 Dettori, FrankieFrankie Dettori Derbythe history of the Derby Pinot grigioa lifetime's supply of Pinot grigio more
2006012222 January 2006 Sutherland, JohnJohn Sutherland Vanity FairVanity Fair by William Thackeray iPodan iPod more
2006012929 January 2006 Williams, ShirleyShirley Williams Audencollected works of W. H. Auden personal computera personal computer linked to the Internet more
200602055 February 2006 Irons, JeremyJeremy Irons Ashley Book of KnotsThe Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford Ashley RizlaRizla liquorice papers more
2006021212 February 2006 Armstrong, KarenKaren Armstrong The complete works of Milton Continuous supply of very cold & dry white wine more
2006021919 February 2006 Raphael, FredericFrederic Raphael Oxford Latin DictionaryThe Oxford Latin Dictionary Montblanca Montblanc pen, nibs and spiral-bound squared notebooks more
2006022626 February 2006 Whiteread, RachelRachel Whiteread reference book on the natural history of the islanda reference book on the natural history of the island inkink, pen, paper and correction fluid more
200603055 March 2006 Higgins, JackJack Higgins Dickensthe complete works of Charles Dickens mobile phonea mobile phone more
2006031212 March 2006 Stamp, TerenceTerence Stamp Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame loavesone of his wheat-free loaves more
200605077 May 2006 Barenboim, DanielDaniel Barenboim EthicsEthics by Spinoza pianoa piano with a mattress more
2006051414 May 2006 Bussell, DarceyDarcey Bussell Hepburna biography of Audrey Hepburn eyelash curleran eyelash curler more
2006052121 May 2006 Jones, DigbyDigby Jones How Britain made the Modern WorldHow Britain made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson video or pictorial book of '100 examples of excellence'a video or pictorial book of '100 examples of excellence' more
2006052828 May 2006 Cameron, DavidDavid Cameron River Cottage CookbookThe River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Scotch whiskya crate of Scotch whisky more
200606044 June 2006 Iannucci, ArmandoArmando Iannucci Wellsthe complete short stories of H. G. Wells sherry triflea virtual sherry trifle more
2006061111 June 2006 Davies, GeorgeGeorge Davies book about learning to painta book about learning to paint Cannondalea Cannondale bike more
2006061818 June 2006 Mansfield, PeterPeter Mansfield family photograph albumsfamily photograph albums helicoptera helicopter more
200607022 July 2006 Browne, JohnJohn Browne Other Men's Flowers: An Anthology of PoetryOther Men's Flowers: An Anthology of Poetry by Lord Wavell cigarsa lifetime's supply of 'great cigars' more
200607099 July 2006 Don, MontyMonty Don Vaughancollected poems of Henry Vaughan RembrandtRembrandt's Hendrickje Bathing more
2006071616 July 2006 Rankin, IanIan Rankin Dance to the Music of TimeA Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell Americana traditional American pinball machine more
2006072323 July 2006 Segal, HannaHanna Segal In Search of Lost TimeIn Search of Lost Time by Proust snorkela snorkel and polaroids more
2006073030 July 2006 Edgar, DavidDavid Edgar Evil CradlingAn Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan pianoa piano more
200608066 August 2006 Rosen, MichaelMichael Rosen Sandburgthe complete poems of Carl Sandburg didgeridoothe didgeridoo belonging to his late son Eddie more
2006081313 August 2006 Cowell, SimonSimon Cowell Hollywood WivesHollywood Wives by Jackie Collins mirrora mirror more
2006082020 August 2006 Gill, A. A.A. A. Gill Captain Slaughterboard Drops AnchorCaptain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Peake pillowshis children's pillows more
2006082727 August 2006 Plowright, JoanJoan Plowright Remembrance of Things PastRemembrance of Things Past by Proust pianoa piano more
200610011 October 2006 Blake, QuentinQuentin Blake Dickenscollected works of Charles Dickens watercolourArches watercolour paper more
200610088 October 2006 Horrocks, JaneJane Horrocks Jamie's Dinners: The Essential Family CookbookJamie's Dinners: The Essential Family Cookbook by Jamie Oliver tissuesan endless supply of tissues more
2006101515 October 2006 Fisk, RobertRobert Fisk Le Morte d'ArthurLe Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory violina violin more
2006102222 October 2006 Batmanghelidjh, CamilaCamila Batmanghelidjh Being and NothingnessBeing and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre yoyoa yoyo more
2006102929 October 2006 Blumenthal, HestonHeston Blumenthal On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the KitchenOn Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee knivesJapanese knives more
200611055 November 2006 Lyttelton, HumphreyHumphrey Lyttelton Thurbercollected works of James Thurber keyboarda keyboard more
2006111717 November 2006 Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas BaderReach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader by Paul Brickhill Champagnea cellar of Champagne more
2006111919 November 2006 King, StephenStephen King Audencollected poetry of W. H. Auden hammocka water hammock more
2006112626 November 2006 Lucas, MattMatt Lucas Deeper Meaning of LiffThe Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd restaurantOslo Court, his favourite London restaurant more
200612033 December 2006 Gubbay, RaymondRaymond Gubbay FrenchCollins Robert French/English, English/French Unabridged Dictionary espressoan espresso coffee machine more
2006121010 December 2006 Jenkins, KarlKarl Jenkins GuideMichelin Guide to France pianoa piano more
2006121717 December 2006 Wesker, ArnoldArnold Wesker Remembrance of Things PastRemembrance of Things Past by Proust pensupplies of pen and paper more
2006122424 December 2006 Hunniford, GloriaGloria Hunniford War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy photographsfamily photographs more
2006123131 December 2006 Horowitz, AnthonyAnthony Horowitz Frencha large French dictionary fountain pena fountain pen, ink and paper more

2007[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
info
200701077 January 2007 Spender, NatashaNatasha Spender Desert IslandsDesert Islands by Walter de la Mare grand pianoher grand piano more
2007011414 January 2007 O'Brien, EdnaEdna O'Brien UlyssesUlysses by James Joyce white winea vault of a very good white wine more
2007012121 January 2007 Daniels, AnnAnn Daniels Worst Journey in the WorldThe Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard soapa bar of soap more
2007012828 January 2007 Aldiss, BrianBrian Aldiss HalpernJohn Halpern's biography of John Osborne banjoa banjo more
200702044 February 2007 Tennant, NeilNeil Tennant Human ComedyThe Human Comedy by Honoré de Balzac DVDa DVD projector and DVDs more
2007021111 February 2007 Abbott, PaulPaul Abbott Millerthe complete works of Arthur Miller writing pada writing pad and pencils more
2007021818 February 2007 Perry, GraysonGrayson Perry Gothican art book on Gothic and Renaissance altarpieces pensloads of really good pens and paper more
2007022525 February 2007 Neil, AndrewAndrew Neil Wealth of NationsThe Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith radioa wind up radio more
200703044 March 2007 Donleavy, J. P.J. P. Donleavy 1972the 1972 Social Register of New York spoonhis own long-handled spoon to make dressings more
2007031111 March 2007 Kershaw, AndyAndy Kershaw Kapu%C5%9Bci%C5%84skicollected works of Ryszard Kapuściński toilet rolllots of toilet roll more
2007031818 March 2007 Brand, JoJo Brand History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon organa church organ more
2007032525 March 2007 Tallis, Professor RaymondProfessor Raymond Tallis Being and TimeBeing and Time by Martin Heidegger videoa video of a day in the life of his family more
200704011 April 2007 Helfgott, BenBen Helfgott History of Western PhilosophyThe History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell BarbellA bar with two discs for weight training more
2007051313 May 2007 Lumley, JoannaJoanna Lumley AtlasA huge atlas Video cameraVideo camera and film more
2007052020 May 2007 Dyke, GregGreg Dyke Complete works of Dylan ThomasComplete works of Dylan Thomas guitarA guitar with a guide to playing it more
2007052727 May 2007 McKenna, PaulPaul McKenna Diary of Anne FrankThe Path of the Human Being by Dennis Genpo Merzel photoCollage of photos of family, friends and girlfriend more
200706033 June 2007 Blundell, TomTom Blundell Lessons in NdebeleLessons in Ndebele by James Pelling and Pamela Pelling combined heat and power micro-unitA combined heat and power micro-unit more
2007061010 June 2007 Ono, YokoYoko Ono Sai-Yu-KiSai-Yu-Ki Life for the next thirty yearsHer life for the next thirty years more
2007061717 June 2007 Moore, ChristyChristy Moore Collection of Popular Songs of England & ScotlandCollection of Popular Songs of England & Scotland by Francis Child Uilleann pipesA set of Uilleann pipes more
2007062424 June 2007 Gervais, RickyRicky Gervais Art bookA coffee table book of art NovocaineVat of Novocaine - a non-addictive pain-killer more
200707011 July 2007 Maathai, WangariWangari Maathai KoranThe Koran fruitA huge basket of fruit more
200707088 July 2007 Russell Beale, SimonSimon Russell Beale Book on Medieval HistoryBook on medieval history (Cambridge Press) Daily Araucaria crosswordDaily Araucaria crossword more
2007071515 July 2007 Postgate, OliverOliver Postgate Book of poetryHuge book of English poetry bedA comfortable bed more
2007072222 July 2007 Keneally, ThomasThomas Keneally Collected plays of George Bernard ShawCollected plays of George Bernard Shaw caviarCan of caviar, spoon and tin opener more
2007072929 July 2007 Horlick, NicolaNicola Horlick AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho BathA bath more
200708055 August 2007 Davies, AndrewAndrew Davies Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens MojitosEndless supply of Mojitos more
2007081212 August 2007 Dennis, FelixFelix Dennis Great ExpectationsDictionary of National Biography PoleA very long stainless steel shaft to encourage pole dancing mermaids more
2007081919 August 2007 Jurowski, VladimirVladimir Jurowski Complete Works of PushkinThe complete works of Alexander Pushkin PianoA piano more
2007093030 September 2007 Michael, GeorgeGeorge Michael Short stories by Doris LessingAny book of short stories by Doris Lessing DB9Aston Martin DB9 more
200710707 October 2007 Johnson, AlanAlan Johnson Pepys diariesThe complete diaries by Samuel Pepys radioA digital radio more
2007101414 October 2007 Balcon, JillJill Balcon Collected Works of Thomas HardyCollected works of Thomas Hardy videoA barrel of Guerlain Jicky perfume more
2007102121 October 2007 Corbett, RonnieRonnie Corbett Untold StoriesUntold Stories by Alan Bennett hammockA hammock more
2007102828 October 2007 Joffe, JoelJoel Joffe Long Walk to FreedomLong Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela radioA wind up radio more
200711044 November 2007 Parsons, NicholasNicholas Parsons Oxford Anthology of English PoetryOxford Anthology of English Poetry RadioPortable radio with an endless supply of batteries more
2007111616 November 2007 Chang, JungJung Chang First LoveFirst Love by Ivan Turgenev Snorkelling gearSnorkelling gear more
2007111818 November 2007 Manningham-Buller, ElizaEliza Manningham-Buller Rattle bagThe Rattle Bag – Anthology of poetry edited by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney Snorkelling gearLarge supply of pencils and pens more
2007112525 November 2007 Maupin, ArmisteadArmistead Maupin Cole Porter songbookThe Cole Porter Songbook VaporiserVaporiser more
200712022 December 2007 Isserlis, StevenSteven Isserlis Collected works of TrollopeCollected works of Anthony Trollope Photo albumA huge, huge photo album of all my friends more
200712099 December 2007 Jeffreys, AlecAlec Jeffreys Flashman booksComplete books of Flashman by George McDonald Fraser Church organWorld's biggest Church organ more
2007121616 December 2007 Weller, PaulPaul Weller Absolute BeginnersAbsolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes SetteeA settee to sit on more
2007122323 December 2007 Wood, VictoriaVictoria Wood Dickens bookA big Dickens book Sudoku bookA bumper book of Sudoku with blank pages and pen more
2007123030 December 2007 Brady, KarrenKarren Brady Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen pillowHer own pillow more

2008[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
info
200801066 January 2008 Humphrys, JohnJohn Humphrys Poetry anthologyBiggest poetry anthology possible celloA cello more
2008011313 January 2008 Rattle, SimonSimon Rattle Don QuixoteDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Coffee machineItalian coffee machine and grinder more
2008012020 January 2008 Stewart, RoryRory Stewart Bhagvad GitaA parallel text of the Bhagvad Gita BowlA ceramic bowl from the village of Istalif in Afghanistan more
200802033 February 2008 Bainbridge, BerylBeryl Bainbridge Case books of John HunterCase books of John Hunter pens and paperPens and paper more
2008021010 February 2008 Gordievsky, OlegOleg Gordievsky Encyclopædia BritannicaEncyclopædia Britannica toiletriesGood toiletries for my bath more
2008021717 February 2008 Evans, MartinMartin Evans poetry anthologyLargest anthology of poetry possible MicroscopeA microscope, equipment and a stack of notebooks more
2008022424 February 2008 Dimbleby, DavidDavid Dimbleby collected works of Michel de Montaigne's EssaysThe collected works of Michel de Montaigne's essays pens and paperA collection of drawing books, pencils and varnish more
200803032 March 2008 Ball, MichaelMichael Ball Sandman seriesThe Sandman series by Neil Gaiman Cloudy Bay Sauvignon blancCloudy Bay Sauvignon blanc more
200803099 March 2008 Smith, LizLiz Smith CatalogueA very large catalogue Artist's setA complete artist's set more
2008031616 March 2008 Ali, TariqTariq Ali collected works of ProustCollected works of Marcel Proust DVD playerA mini DVD player more
2008032323 March 2008 McMurtry, StanleyStanley McMurtry collected works of SteinbeckCollected works of John Steinbeck Tenor saxophoneTenor saxophone more
2008033030 March 2008 Wilton, PenelopePenelope Wilton anthology of 20th century European poetry An anthology of 20th century European poetry CinemaAn open-air cinema with a selection of films more
2008051111 May 2008 Lennox, AnnieAnnie Lennox Power of NowThe Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle suncreamSuncream more
2008051818 May 2008 Abbott, DianeDiane Abbott Architectural & historical surveys of LondonVolumes of architectural & historical surveys of London bedA nice bed with comfortable mattress, sheets and mosquito net more
2008052525 May 2008 Goodall, HowardHoward Goodall Diary of Anne FrankThe diary of Anne Frank vodkaIce cold vanilla vodka and tonics more
200806011 June 2008 Woolf, LordLord Woolf KoranThe Koran photographA happy photograph of his whole family including the latest grandchildren more
200806088 June 2008 Bailey, BillBill Bailey Collected works of Somerset MaughamCollected works of Somerset Maugham cardsPack of cards more
2008062020 June 2008 Carey, PeterPeter Carey Austerlitz by W G SebaldAusterlitz by W G Sebald A ‘magic’ pudding and a drinkA ‘magic’ pudding and a drink more
2008062222 June 2008 Darzi, AraAra Darzi Yes MinisterYes Minister Pencil and paperPencil and paper more
2008062929 June 2008 Simmonds, PosyPosy Simmonds London telephone directoryFour volumes of the London telephone directory Crown jewelsThe Crown Jewels more
200807066 July 2008 Carluccio, AntonioAntonio Carluccio His Dark MaterialsHis Dark Materials by Philip Pullman trufflesWhite truffles more
2008071313 July 2008 Lott, FelicityFelicity Lott His Dark MaterialsLes Misérables by Victor Hugo champagne and pistachio nutsLots of champagne and pistachio nuts more
2008072020 July 2008 Stefanidis, JohnJohn Stefanidis OdysseyOdyssey by Homer Sketch book with lots of pencilsSketch book with lots of pencils more
2008072727 July 2008 Fraser, AntoniaAntonia Fraser Complete works of Walter ScottThe complete works of Walter Scott false pearlsStrings and strings of false pearls more
200808033 August 2008 Ingrams, RichardRichard Ingrams Teach yourself piano tuningTeach yourself piano tuning pianoGrand piano more
2008081010 August 2008 Grayling, A. C.A. C. Grayling Man Without QualitiesThe Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil pianoA good piano more
2008081717 August 2008 Henshall, RuthieRuthie Henshall Selfish GiantThe Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde mayonnaiseA jar of Hellmann's mayonnaise more
2008092828 September 2008 Margolyes, MiriamMiriam Margolyes Little DorritLittle Dorrit by Charles Dickens toiletA flush toilet more
200810055 October 2008 McVicar, DavidDavid McVicar Vanity FairVanity Fair by Thackeray[3] bar and fridgeWell stocked bar and fridge more
2008101212 October 2008 Bhaskar, SanjeevSanjeev Bhaskar Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams pianoA grand piano more
2008101919 October 2008 Newman, RandyRandy Newman Divine ComedyDivine Comedy by Dante in Italian with English translation pianoA piano more
2008102626 October 2008 Bostridge, IanIan Bostridge War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy computerA solar computer loaded with pictures of my family and friends more
200811022 November 2008 Chakrabarti, ShamiShami Chakrabarti To Kill a Mocking BirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Movie theaterA private screening room with movies more
2008111414 November 2008 Ahlberg, AllanAllan Ahlberg Selected StoriesSelected Stories by Alice Munro WallA wall to kick a football against more
2008111616 November 2008 Davis, DavidDavid Davis complete works of Iain BanksThe complete works of Iain Banks Wine cellarA magic wine cellar which never runs out more
2008112323 November 2008 Street-Porter, JanetJanet Street-Porter Larousse GastronomiqueLarousse Gastronomique Notebook and pensNotebook and pens more
2008113030 November 2008 Eavis, MichaelMichael Eavis BlakeBlake by Peter Ackroyd Mouth organA mouth organ with instruction book more
200812077 December 2008 du Sautoy, MarcusMarcus du Sautoy Glass Bead GameThe Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse[4] TrumpetHis own trumpet more
2008121414 December 2008 Deeley, MichaelMichael Deeley Qur'anA decently translated book of The Qur'an Wine200 cases of vintage wine more
2008122121 December 2008 Nesbitt, JamesJames Nesbitt LawtonThe collective writings of James Lawton SancerreA bottle of chilled Sancerre for every night more
2008122828 December 2008 Afshar, HalehHaleh Afshar HafizThe poems of the Iranian poet Hafiz[5] Rose bushA rose bush more

2009[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
info
200901044 January 2009 Murray, SimonSimon Murray Cautionary talesCautionary tales by Hilaire Belloc Paper and pencilLots of paper, pencil, and pencil sharpener more
2009011111 January 2009 Padel, RuthRuth Padel Cautionary talesThe Iliad by Homer Paper and pencilA lot of paper and pencils more
2009011818 January 2009 Cable, VincentVincent Cable Cautionary talesA Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking Aston Martin carAn Aston Martin car more
2009012525 January 2009 Sillitoe, AlanAlan Sillitoe Air Publication 1234The Air Publication 1234 (RAF manual for navigation) Communications receiverA communications receiver – receiving only more
200902011 February 2009 Quasthoff, ThomasThomas Quasthoff Long Walk to FreedomLong Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela[6] good wineGood wine more
200902088 February 2009 Suchet, DavidDavid Suchet Cautionary talesMagnum Magnum edited by Brigitte Lardinois ClarinetHis clarinet and an unlimited supply of reeds more
2009021515 February 2009 Davies, KayKay Davies Untold StoriesUntold Stories by Alan Bennett A PianoA piano more
2009022222 February 2009 Walliams, DavidDavid Walliams LarkinCollected poems (edition 1988 or 2003 not stated) of Phillip Larkin[7] GunA gun (to shoot himself, if lonely) more
200903011 March 2009 Rix, BrianLord Rix Encyclopædia BritannicaEncyclopædia Britannica orthopaedic cushionA proper orthopaedic cushion more
200903088 March 2009 Madeley, RichardRichard Madeley Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke guitarGuitar more
2009031515 March 2009 Maal, BaabaBaaba Maal Coups de PilonCoups de Pilon by David Diop[8] guitarGuitar more
2009032222 March 2009 Donald, AtheneAthene Donald Lymond novelsA set of the Lymond novels of Dorothy Dunnett bathA bath more
2009032929 March 2009 Faulks, SebastianSebastian Faulks Remembrance of Things PastC. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past cricket suppliesA wicket, cricket bat, net, an endless supply of balls and a bowling machine that can be set to replicate the style of any bowler more
2009051010 May 2009 Goldberg, WhoopiWhoopi Goldberg Letters to a Young PoetLetters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke Wise Potato ChipsWise Potato Chips more
2009051717 May 2009 Sallis, PeterPeter Sallis The collected works of P. G. WodehouseThe collected works of P. G. Wodehouse Meccano No. 7 Meccano outfit more
2009052424 May 2009 Humphries, BarryBarry Humphries Melbourne Street DirectoryThe Melbourne Street Directory (an old version) PaintsPaints more
2009053131 May 2009 Caroline, Countess of CranbrookCaroline, Countess of Cranbrook Food in England, by Dorothy HartleyFood in England by Dorothy Hartley Ink and a penInk and a pen more
200906077 June 2009 Piers MorganPiers Morgan An Evil CradlingAn Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan cricket batHis cricket bat more
2009061414 June 2009 Baron HealeyBaron Healey Faber Book of English VerseFaber Book of English Verse chocolatesVery large box of chocolates including nougat more
2009062121 June 2009 Martin ShawMartin Shaw Post Captain in the Aubrey/ Maturin seriesPost Captain in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian synthesiserA synthesiser to make up his own music

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2009062828 June 2009 Arlene PhillipsArlene Phillips Little WomenLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott tweezersTweezers

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200907065 July 2009 Harvey GoldsmithHarvey Goldsmith The Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself GuideThe Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Guide A pianoA piano

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2009071212 July 2009 Hugh PenningtonHugh Pennington Cabinet CyclopediaThe Cabinet Cyclopedia edited by Dionysius Lardner microscopeA brass microscope

more

2009071919 July 2009 David MitchellDavid Mitchell Decline and FallDecline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh DVD player and sitcom boxsetsDVD player and sitcom boxsets

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2009072626 July 2009 Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallHugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Moby DickMoby Dick by Herman Melville Scuba-diving gearFull set of Scuba gear

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200908022 August 2009 Nicky HaslamNicky Haslam LegacyLegacy by Sybille Bedford a large 18th-century pictureA large 18th-century picture

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200908099 August 2009 Joan BakewellDame Joan Bakewell War and PeaceWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy paper and pencilsAn abundance of paper and pencils more
2009081616 August 2009 Roberto AlagnaRoberto Alagna works of Victor HugoThe works of Victor Hugo guitarA guitar more
2009092727 September 2009 Barry ManilowBarry Manilow Man vs Wild - Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on EarthMan vs Wild - Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth by Bear Grylls pianoA piano more
200910044 October 2009 Ellen MacArthurEllen MacArthur The SAS Survival HandbookThe SAS Survival Handbook fluffy purple wormA fluffy purple worm (which has been taken everywhere) more
2009101111 October 2009 Steve CooganSteve Coogan Tristram ShandyThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne morris minorFully restored Morris Minor Traveller with wooden detail

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2009101818 October 2009 Jan PienkowksiJan Pienkowski Just WilliamAn audiobook of Martin Jarvis reading Just William by Richmal Crompton moleskin sketch booksA large supply of Moleskine sketch books

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2009102525 October 2009 Colin PillingerColin Pillinger Journey into SpaceJourney into Space by Charles Chilton picture of Clifton Suspension BridgeA picture of the Clifton Suspension Bridge

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200911011 November 2009 Jerry SpringerJerry Springer photo albumA photo album of family and friends[9] cheeseburger machineA cheeseburger machine

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2009111313 November 2009 Anthony JuliusAnthony Julius Anna KareninaAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy San Pellegrino waterSan Pellegrino water on tap

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2009111515 November 2009 Julia DonaldsonJulia Donaldson poem for the dayPoem for the Day a pianoA piano

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2009112222 November 2009 Sir Stuart RoseSir Stuart Rose WisdenWisden Cricketers' Almanack power showerA power shower with white fluffy towels and constant hot water

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2009112929 November 2009 MorrisseyMorrissey The Complete Works of Oscar WildeThe Complete Works of Oscar Wilde comfortable bedA comfortable bed with lots of pillows

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200912066 December 2009 Baroness ScotlandBaroness Scotland prose and poetryA bound collection of her family's prose and poetry luxutious bathroomA luxurious bathroom

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2009121313 December 2009 Lord CoeLord Coe Such Sweet ThunderSuch Sweet Thunder: Benny Green on Jazz by Benny Green pianoA piano and a guide to playing it more
2009122020 December 2009 Sir Michael CaineSir Michael Caine The FountainheadThe Fountainhead by Ayn Rand bedA large bed with 50% goose down and 50% feather pillows more
2009122727 December 2009 David TennantDavid Tennant A la recherche du temps perduA la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust solar DVD playerA solar DVD player loaded with the seven series of The West Wing more

2010[edit]

Date Castaway Book Luxury More
info
201001033 January 2010 John CopleyJohn Copley Grove's Operatic Dictionary of MusicGrove's Operatic Dictionary of Music double bedHis 49-year-old double bed more
2010011010 January 2010 Mary PortasMary Portas The works of RumiThe works of Rumi, Persian poet and philosopher fragrancesA set of different fragrances from the people she loves

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2010011717 January 2010 James EllroyJames Ellroy LibraLibra by Don DeLillo sunblockSunblock

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2010012424 January 2010 Frank WarrenFrank Warren Treasure IslandTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Merlot grapevineMerlot grapevine more
2010013131 January 2010 Mary BeardMary Beard Treasures of the British MuseumTreasures of the British Museum by Marjorie Caygill Elgin MarblesThe Elgin Marbles more
201002077 February 2010 Gok WanGok Wan Beautiful ThingBeautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey Lip balmLip balm

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2010021414 February 2010 Jim Al-KhaliliJim Al-Khalili The Road to RealityThe Road to Reality by Roger Penrose acoustic guitarHis acoustic guitar

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2010022121 February 2010 Clive WoodwardClive Woodward Short Game of GolfShort Game of Golf by Dave Pelz sand wedge and ballA sand wedge and golf ball

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2010022828 February 2010 June SpencerJune Spencer Three Men in a BoatThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome a Scrabble boardA Scrabble board more
201003077 March 2010 Maggie Aderin-PocockMaggie Aderin-Pocock Star MakerStar Maker by Olaf Stapledon a telescopeA telescope more
2010031414 March 2010 Duncan BannatyneDuncan Bannatyne The Pillars of the EarthThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett a pillowA pillow more
2010032121 March 2010 Frank Cottrell BoyceFrank Cottrell Boyce The Voyage of the BeagleThe Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin a Ferris WheelA ferris wheel

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2010032828 March 2010 Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson OdysseyHomer's Odyssey a saucepanA saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle more
201005099 May 2010 Fay WeldonFay Weldon Kennedy's Latin PrimerKennedy's Latin Primer a shotgunA shotgun more
2010051616 May 2010 Rob BrydonRob Brydon Collected Works of Dylan Thomas The collected works of Dylan Thomas a guitarA guitar

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