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Tim Minchin

Musician and comedian Tim Minchin is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

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."

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 11 May 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Muddy Waters

    Got My Mojo Working

    Composer: Preston Foster

    • The Blues – a Real Summit Meeting.
    • Charly.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Kinks

      Waterloo Sunset

      Composer: R Davies

      • 25 Years of Rock and Roll – 1967.
      • Connoisseur Collection.
  • Charlie Rich

    I Feel Like Going Home

    Composer: C Rich

    • The Silver Fox.
    • EPIC.
  • Ben Folds

    One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

    Composer: Ben Folds

    • Whatever and Ever Amen.
    • EPIC.
  • Carl Anderson

    Heaven on Their Minds

    Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

    • Jesus Christ Superstar.
    • MCA.
  • Deep Purple

    I’m Alone

    Composer: Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice

    • Singles A's And B's.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

    Composer: Lennon-McCartney

    • Abbey Road.
    • APPLE.
  • The Wannadies

    You And Me Song

    Anders Paer Wisten

    • Crash Indie Anthems.
    • Telstar.
  • Book Choice

    • Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

  • Luxury Choice

    • A robotic sex doll

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Tim Minchin

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