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Craig Brown

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 August 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway is the critic and satirist Craig Brown.

A prolific writer, he's lampooned everyone from DH Lawrence to Victoria Beckham and, earlier this year, he became the first journalist to win three separate prizes at the British Press Awards. He showed early promise - when he was 14 he started writing spoofs of Harold Pinter plays, and his characters have their own entries in Who's Who.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone In the Morning

    Composer: Barry Gibb

    Nina Simone Original Album Classics, RCA

  • Image for Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Christoph Willibald Gluck Christoph Willibald Gluck - Che farò senza Euridice (What is Life?) (from Orpheus and Euridice)

    Artist: Kathleen Ferrier with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

    Kathleen Ferrier Vol. 3 – Gluck / Handel /Bach/ Pergolesi, DECCA

  • Image for The Tony Hatch Orchestra

    The Tony Hatch Orchestra Crossroads (theme)

    Composer: Hatch

    ITV50 The Album, VIRGIN

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Sea Breezes

    Composer: Bryan Ferry

    Roxy Music: Roxy Music, EG

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Waterloo Sunset

    Composer: R Davies

    The Kinks: The Ultimate Collection, CASTLE

  • Image for Peter Sellers

    Peter Sellers The Critics

    Composer: Schreiner / Goodwin

    Songs For Singin’ Sellers / A Celebration of Sellers, EMI

  • Favourite Track

    • Image for The Browns (castaway’s family)

      The Browns (castaway’s family) Into the Mystic

      Composer: Van Morrison

      Live Performance., BBC STUDIO

  • Image for Ike & Tina Turner

    Ike & Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    Composer: Barry/Spector/Greenwich

    All The Best, Parlophone

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Craig Brown

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