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Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 06 Nov 2005

Broadcaster

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the broadcaster Chris Evans. He is one of the most creative and influential broadcasters of his generation. He has been hailed as the saviour of more than one radio station and made a name for himself on television too - first of all on The Big Breakfast, but also with his own formats, including Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday. He's won a clutch of awards and, by taking over Virgin radio, made himself a millionaire many times over. But he also gained a reputation for being brash and bullying; he walked out on more than one job and his drinking binges were splashed across the tabloids.

Since those days he's married and divorced, lived in America and, more recently, pursued a more peaceful existence - keeping chickens and growing vegetables at his cottage in the English countryside.

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

Choices

The Beatles

4.

Castaway's favourite

The Beatles

Here, There and Everywhere

Others who chose this artist

Queen

8.

Queen

We are the Champions

Others who chose this artist

9.

10.

Book

Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

A pair of swimming goggles with prescription lenses

Others who chose a similar luxury

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