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Bear Grylls

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 November 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the adventurer Bear Grylls.

His first career was with the SAS, but he was forced to leave after a parachute jump went wrong and he broke his back in three places. As he recuperated, he rekindled his childhood ambition of climbing Mount Everest - he went on to become the youngest Briton to reach its summit. His TV series, Born Survivor, has a global audience of more than a billion people who regularly watch him eating the apparently indigestible and risking his life by pitting himself against nature. Married with three young sons, he says: "The unresolved struggle in my life is the fact that I have a job that has an element of danger to it and at the same time I have a gorgeous family - three young boys that are the pride of my life."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

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    The Legend of Johnny Cash, Universal Music

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    Studio production.

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    Buddy Holly Everyday

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    Buddy Holly and the Crickets – 20 Golden Greats, MCA

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    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll 1967, Connoisseur Collection

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    Old Friends – Simon and Garfunkel, Columbia/Legacy, Number 489447 2

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    The Piano soundtrack, Virgin, Number B0001FUHV6

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Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Bear Grylls

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