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Steve Coogan

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 11 October 2009

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and actor Steve Coogan. As a child he found he had a knack for impressions, a talent which led him to work on Spitting Image. Recently he has also found success in films, but is best known for the comic monster he created - Alan Partridge. The chatshow host in Pringle jumper and slacks made us cringe with his crass questions and witless interventions and has remained one of our most enduring comic anti-heroes.

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

Favourite track: We Have All the Time in the World by Louis Armstrong
Book: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
Luxury: Fully-restored Morris Minor Traveller with wooden detail.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Siouxsie and the Banshees Hong Kong Garden

    Once Upon a Time, Polydor

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong We Have All the Time in the World

    The Best Sixties Album in the World Ever, Virgin

  • Image for The Mock Turtles

    The Mock Turtles Wickerman

    Turtle Soup, Imaginary

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads (Nothing But) Flowers

    (Nothing But) Flowers, EMI

  • Image for Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays Hallelujah

    Bummed, Rhino

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Enigma Variations - Nimrod

    Soloist: Julian Lloyd Webber Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Yehudi Menuhin

    Elgar: Cello Concerto, Philips

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell California

    Blue, Reprise

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths Panic

    The World Won’t Listen, Rough Trade

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Steve Coogan

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