Black Mirror Charlie Brooker's Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs is a British Institution. The format is simple: a guest is invited by the host to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island. Since it was created in 1942 the show has had hundreds of guests including such illustrious people such as Tom Hanks, Lily Allan and Bill Gates. Now Charlie Brooker, writer of Black Mirror and Screen Swipe and former video games magazine writer and fan, has appeared on the show and given his top seven choices. His selection was suitably eclectic but typical of the renaissance man. The insight into his background and life are interesting and is well worth a listen.

His choices were:

  • The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Eric Thompson: Florence's Sad Song, from the soundtrack to Doogal and the Blue Cat
  • Jonathan Dunn: The theme music from Robocop for Nintendo GameBoy
  • Pixies: Debaser
  • Richie Warburton: The Scoops
  • Irma Thomas: Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)
  • Radiohead: Present Tense
  • Denim: The New Potatoes