The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is, by his own account, very difficult to classify - his talents span comedy, writing, acting and improvisation. He has appeared in the television adaption of Porterhouse Blue and can be heard on Spitting Image as the voice of Norman Tebbitt and Lord Olivier. He has also appeared in the West End as Napoleon, as well as playing nearly forty supporting roles. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his meteoric rise to fame since he abandoned the academic world just eight years ago.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Symphony No 2 -The End by Gustav Mahler
Book: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Luxury: A 78rpm record of The Laughing Policeman (to smash on the rocks)
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