Paul Merton

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Paul Merton. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his enduring but secret ambition to be a comedian and the feeling he's had throughout his life that he would always make it somehow. He'll be describing his painful beginnings at London's Comedy Store, and his graduation from there to radio and television, where he now has his own series on Channel 4, as well as appearing on Radio Four's Just A Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and being part of the regular team of BBC2's Have I Got News For You?

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

Favourite track: Spreading by Kronos Quartet
Book: Buster Keaton Biography by Rudi Blesh
Luxury: Bed

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40 minutes

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Fri 24 Sep 1993 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestPaul Merton

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