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Chris Evans

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 November 2005

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the broadcaster Chris Evans. He is one of the most creative and influential broadcasters of his generation. He has been hailed as the saviour of more than one radio station and made a name for himself on television too - first of all on The Big Breakfast, but also with his own formats, including Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday. He's won a clutch of awards and, by taking over Virgin radio, made himself a millionaire many times over. But he also gained a reputation for being brash and bullying; he walked out on more than one job and his drinking binges were splashed across the tabloids.

Since those days he's married and divorced, lived in America and, more recently, pursued a more peaceful existence - keeping chickens and growing vegetables at his cottage in the English countryside.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Here, There and Everywhere by The Beatles
Book: Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Luxury: A pair of swimming goggles with prescription lenses

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin' Woman

    ELO's Greatest Hits, Epic

  • Image for Sesame Street

    Sesame Street Rubber Duckie

    Bert & Ernies Greatest Hits, Sony Wonder

  • Image for Madness

    Madness It Must Be Love

    Divine Madness, Virgin

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere

    Revolver, Parlophone

  • Image for U2

    U2 Stuck in a Moment

    Stuck in a Moment, Island

  • Image for The Andrews Sisters

    The Andrews Sisters Money Song

    The Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters, Jasmine

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Philosopher's Stone

    Wonder Boys Soundtrack, Columbia

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We are the Champions

    England the Album, Virgin

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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