Kirsty Young is one of the country’s leading broadcasters, and has been at the helm of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs – Radio 4’s much loved fixture – since 2006.
Kirsty was the face of the ground breaking Channel Five News for ten years from 1997, defining a new style of news presentation. In January 2008, she became host of one of BBC1’s flagship programmes, Crimewatch, a role which she held until 2015.
She has been a regular guest host of BBC2’s popular panel show Have I Got News For You. She has also fronted a number of one-off special programmes for the BBC.
This event is presented as part of the Prudential Series.