Radiohead star Thom Yorke has spoken of the “hard time” his family went through following the death of his ex-partner.
Desert Island Discs
Lauren Laverne has thanked fans for their support after she was criticised for her performance as host of Desert Island Discs.
John Cooper Clarke has said he did not want to quit heroin.
Kirsty Young has stepped down permanently as host of Desert Island Discs, saying her break from the radio show has inspired her to “pursue new challenges”.
Kirsty Young is stepping down permanently as host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, saying: “It’s time to pursue new challenges.”
Musician Nitin Sawhney said he changed his mind about accepting an honour because he wanted to pay tribute to his parents’ “immigrant experience”.
Woman’s Coalition veteran Monica McWilliams has recalled the day she brought a gun to school.
Louis Theroux says he is still “confused” about how he maintained a friendship with Jimmy Savile.
Martin Freeman has said it “wasn’t that much fun” to film Sherlock with his former partner Amanda Abbington while they were in the process of splitting up.
Desert Island Discs has been named the greatest radio programme of all time in a new poll.
Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller says his practical skills are of a “Laurel and Hardy standard” and he once burnt a print by David Hockney.
Gary Barlow says he wants to be open about the death of his daughter because “men don’t talk about these things”.
Gary Barlow says he takes “full responsibility” after he was caught up in a tax avoidance scandal – but admitted he does not know a thing about accounts.
Best-selling novelist Kate Atkinson has revealed one of the secrets of her success – a tidy chest of drawers.
Tracey Thorn has said it would be a “strange life decision” to reform hit musical duo Everything But The Girl with husband Ben Watt.
Composer Thea Musgrave says she still writes every day at the age of 90.
Olympic diver Tom Daley has described how he held his father’s hand when he died, and said his death left him without his “biggest cheerleader”.
Internationally renowned opera singer Danielle de Niese said she lost her voice while pregnant weeks before a major audition.
Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young will be stepping away from the Radio 4 show for a “number of months” as she is suffering from a form of fibromyalgia.
Poet and comedian Pam Ayres has revealed she has mixed feelings about her big break on Opportunity Knocks, as she feels the way she was presented on the TV talent show contributed to her being “pigeon-holed” during her career.