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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

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Edith Piaf's Non, Je Ne Regret Rien has been the most popular song down the years for castaways on BBC radio's Desert Island Discs.

The second favourite is Frank Sinatra's My Way.

A BBC insider said: "It just goes to show the type of self-centred, self-satisfied gits that have made up the majority of castaways, doesn't it?

"Surely it would be more human to say, 'ooh, yes... there are regrets, but would I change anything? Hmm, I don't know..."

But the insider added that far more interesting was the list of songs the BBC told castaways they couldn't have.

"You forget how nasty we can get," she said. "We can lean on people pretty heavily if they try to step out of line.

"Lots of guests have asked for Too Drunk To F**k by the Dead Kennedys - but we couldn't have that, could we?

"Mischievous guests also ask for Derek & Clive tracks You Stupid C**t and This Bloke Come Up To Me. Host Kirsty Young played the latter once... but we soon put a stop to that.

"Also very popular are Half Man Half Biscuit songs like All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit but they have been deemed too stupid."

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