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David Mitchell

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 19 July 2009

Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian David Mitchell. Mitchell has won two Bafta awards and, as a sitcom actor, sketch show writer and humorous columnist, has never been in greater demand.

But as a child, Mitchell was sure he wasn't funny and it was only when he was at university, he says, that he learnt how to have fun. It is now just the rest of his life that Mitchell needs to address - beginning, he says, by tidying up his flat and then, maybe, even getting a girlfriend.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Rainbow Connection by Jim Henson
Book: Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh
Luxury: DVDs of sitcoms and DVD player.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine

    Drive Time 2, Dino Entertainment

  • Image for Acker Bilk

    Acker Bilk Stranger on the Shore

    The Greatest Hits of 1961, Premier

  • Image for Radiohead

    Radiohead Creep

    The Best of the Nineties So far, EMI

  • Image for Arcangelo Corelli

    Arcangelo Corelli The Adagio (from Concerto No.8 in G Minor, the theme music to Master & Commander)

    Master and Commander - the Far Side of the World, Decca

  • Image for Crash Test Dummies

    Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

    Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, RCA

  • Image for Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Spanish Flea

    Herb Alpert: Definitive Hits, A & M

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor

    Soloist: Jacqueline du Pre Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

    Elgar:Cello Concerto.Sea Pictures-Du Pre, EMI

  • Image for Jim Henson

    Jim Henson Rainbow Connection

    The Muppet Show: The 25th Anniversary Collection, Rhino

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
David Mitchell

Broadcasts

Podcasts

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    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1942-1959

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  2. Image for Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1960-1969

    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1960-1969

    Some Desert Island Discs programmes only exist in their incomplete form. They may be missing…

  3. Image for Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1970-1986

    Desert Island Disc Fragment Archive 1970-1986

    Some Desert Island Discs programmes only exist in their incomplete form. They may be missing…

  4. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1951-1955

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1951-1955

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  5. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1956-1960

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  6. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1961-1965

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  7. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1966-1970

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1966-1970

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  8. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1971-1975

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  9. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1976-1980

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  10. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1981-1985

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  11. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1986-1991

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1986-1991

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  12. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1991-1996

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1991-1996

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  13. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 1996-2000

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  14. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 2000-2005

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  15. Image for Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011

    Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island.…

  16. Image for Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

    Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

    Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the…

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