I am a big fan of Desert Island Discs. As the theme tune comes on I have usually organised my late Sunday mornings so that I can listen in peace to the guest and their choice of music. Sometimes I get bored after a while but usually I love it!
This programme has been a feature of my Sunday mornings for most of my life – as a child it was the run up to Sunday roasts and it often is again now. As the music ends the programme I can often smell lunch cooking downstairs – even if it isn’t or even if I am stuck in a queue on the motorway.
From the plummy tones of Roy Plomley through Parky and Sue Lawley to the current ‘sexiest voice on radio’, Kirsty Young, I have listened to them all. But what, you may ask, has this got to do with nature conservation?
The answer is probably ‘not much’, except that BBC Wildlife magazine has an online poll encouraging people to vote for their favourite wildlife conservation hero to appear on DID – although there is no promise from DID that this will happen. You’ll find some familiar names and some less familiar ones.