Kirsty Young Named Host Of BBC's "Desert Island Discs"
June 28, 2006 at 6:17 AM (PT)
SUE LAWLEY's successor as host of BBC RADIO 4's DESERT ISLAND DISCS will be KIRSTY YOUNG, news anchor at TV network FIVE.
YOUNG, who will be only the fourth host of the venerable show since its JANUARY 29, 1942 start, will take over from LAWLEY in the FALL, after LAWLEY's final show AUGUST 27. LAWLEY took over the show from TV host MICHAEL PARKINSON in 1988.