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Mark Gatiss

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 October 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic - while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for - and acted in - Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: "When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything - Gardeners' Question Time - I would look for something."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

8 items
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    The Smiths There is a Light that Never Goes Out

    Composer: Morrissey and Marr

    The Smiths: Singles, WEA 4509990902

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    John Barry The theme to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    Composer: John Barry

    The Best Of Bond 30th Anniversary, Capitol

  • Image for Shirley Jones	(and Gordon MacRae)

    Shirley Jones (and Gordon MacRae) If I Loved You from the soundtrack to Carousel

    Composer: Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Carousel, Angel

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Artist: The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

    Karajan Edition: Britten:.Vaughan Williams:.Stravinsky, EMI

  • Image for Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Beautiful Child

    Composer: Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright – Want One, Dreamworks

  • Image for Su Pollard

    Su Pollard Come to Me (I am woman)

    Composer: E Howel /D Dundaas

    Come to Me/You Don’t Really Want Me , Rainbow Records

  • Image for McAlmont & Butler

    McAlmont & Butler Yes

    Composer: McAlmont /Butler

    Best Anthems Ever, Virgin

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Marin Mazzie

      Marin Mazzie So In Love from the Broadway cast recording of Kiss Me, Kate

      Composer: Cole Porter

      Kiss Me Kate, DRG

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Presenter
Kirsty Young
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Mark Gatiss

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