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The Interrogation - Series 3 - 2. Jonny

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Kathy Burke

Kathy Burke

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 15 Aug 2010

Actor, Director, Comedian

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and director Kathy Burke.

She became a household name for her comedy performances, working with Harry Enfield to create the characters Kevin and Perry. She won critical acclaim for serious roles and picked up the Best Actress award at Cannes for her portrayal of an abused wife in the film "Nil By Mouth".

Her early life had been tumultuous - her mother died before she was two and her father was often drunk, leaving her older brother ran the family home. She was a teenager when she discovered acting and, she says, it was the saving of her.

Choices

Lady Gaga

1.

Castaway's favourite

Lady Gaga

Bad Romance

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T. Rex

5.

T. Rex

Ride a White Swan

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Frank Sinatra

6.

Frank Sinatra

Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

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Book

The complete works by Graham Linehan

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Luxury item

Life-size laminated photo of James Caan from Dragons' Den

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