Brian Moore

Brian Moore, former rugby international and commentator, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

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."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 2 Mar 2012 09:00

Music Played

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  • 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

      • Mozart: Die Zauberflote.
      • EMI.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    Composer: Dury/Jankel

    • Reasons to Be Cheerful: The Very Best Of Ian Dury And The Blockheads.
    • EMI.
  • Genesis

    In the Cage

    Composer: Banks, Collins, Gabriel, Hackett, Rutherford

    • The Lamb Lies down on Broadway.
    • Virgin.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for Strings

    Artist: London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn

    • Classical Favourites.
    • EMI.
  • Pink Floyd

    Us and Them

    Composer: Waters/Wright

    • Dark Side of the Moon.
    • EMI.
  • The Stranglers

    Always the Sun

    Composer: The Stranglers

    • The Stranglers: Greatest Hits 1977-1990.
    • Epic.
  • Green Day

    Jesus of Suburbia

    Composer: Billie Joe Armstrong/Greenday

    • Jesus Of Suburbia.
    • Reprise Records.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    The Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

    Artist: Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti

    • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Germinal - Emile Zola

  • Luxury Choice

    • A football


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Brian Moore


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