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Danny Baker

Broadcaster Danny Baker joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the broadcaster and writer Danny Baker.

He is a Sony Gold award winning broadcaster with one of the most recognisable voices on our airwaves and his numerous radio and TV shows have brought him legions of fans. As a writer, he has put words in the mouths of Jeremy Clarkson, Ricky Gervais, Chris Evans and even the legendary George Burns.

Despite the successes, he says he's never plotted his next career move: "No plan - certainly no plan - you've only got to look at the incredible way this is all botched together and yet I don't feel that's somehow lucky when you look around at some of the half-wits and boss-eyed bozos who people this business - and they're running departments. All of this is an ant-hill that somebody's kicked over, and I happen to be one of the more bumptious ants."

Record: I've Grown Accustomed to her Face
Book: The Most of S J Perelman
Luxury: My blue suede shoes

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 5 Aug 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Helen Shapiro

    Marvellous Lie

    Composer: B Lewis/N Paramor

    • Marvellous Lie/You don’t Know.
    • Columbia.
  • Dean Martin

    A Day in the Country

    Composer: Fain/Webster

    • Hollywood or Bust.
    • Capitol.
  • Max Bygraves

    Underneath the Arches

    Composer: Flanagan

    • Best of Max Bygraves.
    • Spectrum.
  • Peter Sellers

    I’m So Ashamed

    Composer: Hare

    • I’m so Ashamed/A Drop of the Hard Stuff.
    • Parlophone.
  • Bing Crosby

    Ain’t got a Dime to My Name

    Composer: Burke/Van Heusen

    • Hits of ‘43.
    • Empress.
  • Tommy Steele

    What a Mouth (What a North and South)

    Composer: Weston

    • Tommy Steele: The Decca Years.
    • Decca.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bernard Cribbins

      I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face (from My Fair Lady)

      Composer: Frederick Loewe / Alan Jay Lerner

      • The Very Best of Bernard Cribbins.
      • EMI Gold.
  • Sir Cliff Richard

    The Next Time

    Composer: Springer/Kaye

    • 30 Years of Number Ones Vol 3..
    • Connoisseur Collectio.
  • Book Choice

    • The Most of S.J.Perelman - S J Perelman

  • Luxury Choice

    • My blue suede shoes

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Danny Baker

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