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John Bishop

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 June 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian John Bishop.

Growing up on a Merseyside council estate, his early ambition was to play football for Liverpool - otherwise, he thought he might find a way out by winning the Pools or joining a band. The youngest of four children, his family were, he says, the kind that filled factory floors rather than lecture halls. Now a hugely popular stand-up comedian, it was a failing marriage and a sense of desperation that led him, one night, to a comedy bar. He decided to give it a try - it turned his life, and marriage, around.

"There was a time where the stand-up was the thing that I think kept me sane - it was like therapy and if I stopped doing it, I would go backwards."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

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    David Bowie Let’s Dance

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    Jim Reeves Bimbo

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama

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    Composer: David Gray

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
John Bishop

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