Jason King's Desert Island Discs

3 things to take with you

  • My expensive walking boots which fit perfectly and have supported my tired feet on my many amazing climbs and hikes. They are full of many good memories.
  • A box of pens and lots of paper, so that I can continue to write and create, maybe I could even write my own biography or my own rescue story!
  • A laminated picture of my family to keep me company.


I have read so many books by extraordinary people who have done amazing deeds of heroic selflessness and they are all amazing, but the last one I read was about a nurse working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Sudan, and as Sudan is a country I have had the pleasure of making films with the orphaned children, it really touched me. The book is called ‘Heart of Darfur’ by Lisa French Blaker.


I don’t have an all-time favourite song, I seem to have a new one for different periods of my life. Right now I find my self singing along to Katy Perry’s Roar, probably because my twelve year old daughter plays it so much.


My favourite quote is ‘Make visible that without you might never have been seen’ by the French film director Robert Bresson. The quote says it all and it is something very important to me.