|Download John Laurie's Desert Island Discs|
Plomley was the creator of the series and thus far the longest presenter of the show having presented from 1942 until his death in 1985.
Between 1970 and 1976, Plomley featured five castaways from Dad's Army, of which only John Laurie's 1976 appearance is known to survive in its entirety in the BBC archive. This has now become available to download for free from the Desert Island Discs website and remains a fascinating and rare interview with the celebrated actor.
Download John Laurie's Desert Island Discs