Tthe BBC have opened their Desert Island Discs archive. The programme has been on the radio since 1942 and has interviewed hundred of thousands of personalities.

Surprisingly though they haven’t featured all that many footballers. Maybe because it is Radio 4 and their audience is more rugger and croquet than that association thing.

Of the football-related podcasts, there’s this one with the late great SIR BOBBY ROBSON.

Sir Bobby Robson

You can still get grab this episode from the website but I’ve added it here in case they take it offline.

» Desert Island Discs – Sir Bobby Robson

This episode was recorded in December 2004, four months after Newcastle had sacked him.
Graeme Souness took over and he took them to the giddy heights of 14th place.

In the programme presenter Sue Lawley talks to Sir Bobby about that and about his football playing career, as well as his achievements in management. Other subjects covered were about his recent cancer battle and about his upbringing and going down the mines when he was 15, something he never forgot.

Because of restrictions the full versions of the music selected by Sir Bobby not included in the podcast, so to fix that I’ve got four of his choices for your delectation below:

Robbie Williams
» Robbie Williams/Frank Sinatra – It Was A Very Good Year

Note: This is actually the 2nd time Sir Bobby was on Desert Island Discs, in his previous appearance (in 1986) he selected another Frank Sinatra track.

» Sir Edward Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations

» The Three Tenors – Nessun Dorma

» Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World

Always difficult listening to Nessun Dorma, I still break up… Still miss the man. We’ll meet again some day.

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One comment

  1. thanks again for that one.. loverly interview (never mind his choice of tunes 😉 .. soooo wish he was still around.

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