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Matt Lucas

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 26 November 2006

Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the comedy performer and writer Matt Lucas. As one half of the team that created the hit TV show Little Britain, he's been responsible for dreaming up such characters as Vicky Pollard, the Asbo teenager who swapped her baby for a Westlife CD and Dafydd, the Welsh homosexual who is adamant he's "the only gay in the village".

When he was six years old his hair fell out and as a result he acquired a certain local notoriety - from then on it simply never occurred to him that he wouldn't go on to become famous. Just five years ago he was struggling to have his work commissioned and thought of abandoning his career in comedy. Today, he's one of the most popular and recognisable entertainers in Britain.

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

Favourite track: These are the Days of Our Lives by Queen
Book: The Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
Luxury: Favourite London restaurant

Music Played

8 items
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    The Broadway cast of 42nd Street Lullaby of Broadway

    42nd Street:Original Broadway Cast, RCA

  • Image for The Kids From Fame

    The Kids From Fame Starmaker

    The Kids from ‘Fame’, RCA

  • Image for Danny Kaye

    Danny Kaye The Inchworm

    Hans Christian Andersen/the Court Jester, Varese Sarabande

  • Image for Queen

    Queen These are the Days of Our Lives

    Queen: Greatest Hits III, Parlophone

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers The Light

    The Best of the Proclaimers, Chrysalis

  • Image for Ben Folds

    Ben Folds Songs of Love

    Sunny 16, EL

  • Image for Manoel Felciano

    Manoel Felciano Not While I'm Around

    Artist: Patti LuPone

    Sweeney Todd, Nonesuch

  • Image for Jacques Brel

    Jacques Brel Madeleine

    Enregistrement Public A L’Olympia 1964, Barclay

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young

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