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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 March 2010

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

His film credits include Hilary and Jackie, Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People. He's also written TV soaps, radio and stage plays and children's novels.

These days children are his main audience and, as a father of seven himself, he should know what they want. He not only tests his ideas on them, but they keep him focused: 'I need them in the house to make sure I'm not watching telly, or having a four-hour bath - the fact that they're there makes me work.'

Record: Miserere by Allegri
Book: The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
Luxury: A ferris wheel.

Music Played

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    • Image for Harry Christophers with the Sixteen.

      Harry Christophers with the Sixteen. Miserere

      Composer: Allegri

      Allegri-Miserere: The Sixteen/Harry Christophers, CORO, Cor 16014

  • Image for Oliver Postgate narrating – music by Vernon Elliott

    Oliver Postgate narrating – music by Vernon Elliott Noggin the Nog

    Composer: Vernon Elliott/ Oliver Postgate

    Noggin the Nod, HMV, 7EG 8827

  • Image for The Undertones

    The Undertones My Perfect Cousin

    Composer: D O’Neill/M Bradley

    The Greatest Hits of 1980, Premier, CDGH 1980

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In a Big Country

    Composer: Big Country

    The Collection/Big Country, Connoisseur Collection, VSOPCD178

  • Image for Children (recorded in Dublin in the 1960’s)

    Children (recorded in Dublin in the 1960’s) The Story of John the Baptist.

    Give Up Yer Aul Sins, EMI, CDFBD2

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Golden Years

    Composer: David Bowie

    Fame and Fashion (all time greatest hits), RCA, PD84919

  • Image for The Bothy Band

    The Bothy Band Butterfly

    Composer: traditional

    1975/Bothy Band, Mulligan, Luncd 3002

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys God Only Knows

    Composer: Brian Wilson and Tony Asher

    Pet Sounds, Capitol, 5212412

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Frank Cottrell Boyce

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