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Brian Moore

Brian Moore

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First broadcast: Sun 26 Feb 2012

Rugby player

Kirsty Young's castaway is the former rugby player and commentator Brian Moore.

As a player he was ferociously competitive, he says his approach to the game was almost pathological and it earned him the nickname 'the pitbull'.

By the time he retired, he'd earned dozens of England caps and played in three grand slams. But he discovered the obsessive determination he'd shown as a player was not so useful off the pitch.

"In sport, the 'I won't give up', 'carry on training' and 'going again and again and again', that's rewarded because people say isn't that fantastic - but when it comes to normal life, you can't solve everything like that."

Choices

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Queen of the Night

Artist: Edda Moser with the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch

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Ian Dury & The Blockheads

2.

Ian Dury & The Blockheads

Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick

Composer: Dury/Jankel

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Genesis

3.

Genesis

In the Cage

Composer: Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford

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Samuel Barber

4.

Samuel Barber

Adagio for Strings

Artist: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn

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Pink Floyd

5.

Pink Floyd

Us and Them

Composer: Waters/Wright

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The Stranglers

6.

The Stranglers

Always the Sun

Composer: The Stranglers

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Green Day

7.

Green Day

Jesus of Suburbia

Composer: Billie Joe Armstrong/Greenday

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Pietro Mascagni

8.

Pietro Mascagni

The Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Artist: Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti

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9.

10.

Book

Germinal by Emile Zola

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Luxury item

A football

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