Conductor Charles Hazlewood has said he had to go on a “long process of recovery” as a result of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child.
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Simon Armitage says he felt a duty to write about coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown.
Desert Island Discs is asking listeners to send in their stories about a piece of music they have turned to during the lockdown.
Actor Brian Cox has said he went into “survival mode” following the death of his father from pancreatic cancer.
Daniel Radcliffe has opened up on life after Harry Potter and his decision to give up alcohol in his early twenties.
Children have an “innate grasp” of how to draw, according to author and cartoonist Chris Riddell.
Channel 4 head of news Dorothy Byrne has said the public are in danger of losing their “trust and faith in democracy”.
Melanie Chisholm has said her daughter gave her the strength to leave her ex-partner.
Zoe Ball has said that her former struggles with alcohol addiction were connected to the fact that she is “quite shy”.
Irish novelist Anne Enright has said that her Booker Prize victory made some of the men who missed out on the award “unhappy”.
Rupert Everett has admitted that living with his Brexiteer mother has created “a certain amount of friction” at home.
Director Asif Kapadia has told how his schizophrenic mother was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for electric shock treatment while he was a teenager.
Wendell Pierce has said he warned his former Suits co-star the Duchess of Sussex that her world would be “forever changed” during their last face-to-face meeting.
Radiohead star Thom Yorke has spoken of the “hard time” his family went through following the death of his ex-partner.
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”.