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David Mitchell

David Mitchell

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First broadcast: Sun 19 Jul 2009

Comedian, Comedy writer

Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian David Mitchell. Mitchell has won two Bafta awards and, as a sitcom actor, sketch show writer and humorous columnist, has never been in greater demand.

But as a child, Mitchell was sure he wasn't funny and it was only when he was at university, he says, that he learnt how to have fun. It is now just the rest of his life that Mitchell needs to address - beginning, he says, by tidying up his flat and then, maybe, even getting a girlfriend.

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

Choices

Katrina and the Waves

1.

Katrina and the Waves

Walking on Sunshine

Performer: Katrina and the Waves

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Acker Bilk

2.

Acker Bilk

Stranger on the Shore

Performer: Acker Bilk

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Radiohead

3.

Radiohead

Creep

Performer: Radiohead

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Arcangelo Corelli

4.

Arcangelo Corelli

The Adagio (from Concerto No.8 in G Minor, the theme music to Master & Commander)

Composer: Arcangelo Corelli

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Crash Test Dummies

5.

Crash Test Dummies

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Performer: Crash Test Dummies

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

6.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Spanish Flea

Performer: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

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Sir Edward Elgar

7.

Sir Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Jim Henson

8.

Castaway's favourite

Jim Henson

Rainbow Connection

Performer: Jim Henson

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Book

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

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Luxury item

DVDs of sitcoms and DVD player

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