British radio's 'Desert Island Discs' turns 70

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LONDON (AP) -- Margaret Thatcher chose Beethoven, Piers Morgan wanted Dean Martin and boxer George Foreman selected The Beatles' "All You Need is Love."

They are among the 3,000 guests who have appeared on the radio program "Desert Island Discs," a British broadcasting institution that turns 70 on Sunday.

The show asks illustrious or famous figures to discuss the eight pieces of music they would take with them to a deserted isle. At the end of each program, the guest is sent into imaginary exile, along with their choice of a book, a luxury and one of their eight records.

Some 3 million listeners tune in each week to the show, which host Kirsty Young says "displays the frailties and strengths of the human condition."