9 Unusual Luxuries From Desert Island Discs

Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs has asked over 1,500 castaways what they would take to a mythical desert island.

As well as eight music tracks, the Bible, the complete works of Shakespeare and a book of their choice, castaways are also given the option of a luxury to while away their days.

Here are some of the most unusual luxuries in the programmes 71 year history.

1. Stuffed Effigy of Noel Gallagher

Chosen by Russell Brand

2. Hot Lemon Flannels (as provided in Chinese restaurants)

Chosen by Alison Steadman

3. A bespoke statue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Chosen by Anna Scher

4. A box of plastic straws to fiddle with

Chosen by Stephen Poliakoff

6. All-purpose prosthetic arm

Chosen by Julian Clary

8. A full-size billiard table with Radio 4 built into each of the legs

Chosen by Raymond Briggs

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