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Mark Gatiss

Mark Gatiss

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 23 Oct 2011

Actor

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic - while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for - and acted in - Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: "When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything - Gardeners' Question Time - I would look for something."


Choices

The Smiths

1.

The Smiths

There is a Light that Never Goes Out

Composer: Morrissey and Marr

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John Barry

2.

John Barry

The theme to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Composer: John Barry

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Shirley Jones	(and Gordon MacRae)

3.

Shirley Jones (and Gordon MacRae)

If I Loved You from the soundtrack to Carousel

Composer: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Ralph Vaughan Williams

4.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Artist: The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

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Rufus Wainwright

5.

Rufus Wainwright

Beautiful Child

Composer: Rufus Wainwright

Others who chose this artist

Su Pollard

6.

Su Pollard

Come to Me (I am woman)

Composer: E Howel /D Dundaas

Others who chose this artist

McAlmont & Butler

7.

McAlmont & Butler

Yes

Composer: McAlmont /Butler

Others who chose this artist

Marin Mazzie

8.

Castaway's favourite

Marin Mazzie

So In Love from the Broadway cast recording of Kiss Me, Kate

Composer: Cole Porter

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

Book

Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

A Victorian bath and hot water

Others who chose a similar luxury

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