40 minutes to spare? Listen to Seamus Heaney on Desert Island Discs If I had to take just one programme from this long-running series with me to a desert island I think it would be this. God, but the man can talk. His luxury item? A pair of Doc Martens.
He chose as his book a copy of Ulysses. Thanks to the BBC's Castaway Archive (which is an addictive pleasure) you can find out what other castaways chose Joyce's masterpiece.
They are, alphabetically:
Professor Baruch Blumberg
Peter Maxwell Davies
Only one castaway has chosen Finnegans Wake. You can find out who for yourself.