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Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin

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First broadcast: Sun 06 May 2012

Musician, composer, comedian

Kirsty Young's castaway is the composer and performer Tim Minchin.

As a comic and musician he has sold out London's O2 Arena and won legions of fans. He wrote the songs for the Royal Shakespeare Company's musical Matilda - the production of Roald Dahl's children's story has been a smash hit on the West End, won seven Olivier awards and is due to transfer to Broadway next year.

He says: "I'm not a magical thinker - I don't think I need my special undies on or my special pencil - I'm not superstitious about the process. I just took my childhood of reading Dahl and said, 'I know what this is' and wrote some songs."

Choices

Muddy Waters

1.

Muddy Waters

Got My Mojo Working

Composer: Preston Foster

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The Kinks

2.

Castaway's favourite

The Kinks

Waterloo Sunset

Composer: R Davies

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Charlie Rich

3.

Charlie Rich

I Feel Like Going Home

Composer: C Rich

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Ben Folds

4.

Ben Folds

One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

Composer: Ben Folds

Others who chose this artist

Carl Anderson

5.

Carl Anderson

Heaven on Their Minds

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

Others who chose this artist

Deep Purple

6.

Deep Purple

I’m Alone

Composer: Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice

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The Beatles

7.

The Beatles

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Composer: Lennon-McCartney

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The Wannadies

8.

The Wannadies

You and Me Song

Anders Paer Wisten

Others who chose this artist

Book

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Luxury item

A robotic sex doll

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