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Series 2 - 3. Bonfire of the Jealousies

Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Danny Baker

Danny Baker

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 31 Jul 2011

Broadcaster

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."

Choices

Helen Shapiro

1.

Helen Shapiro

Marvellous Lie

Performer: Helen Shapiro

Others who chose this artist

Dean Martin

2.

Dean Martin

A Day in the Country

Performer: Dean Martin

Others who chose this artist

Max Bygraves

3.

Max Bygraves

Underneath the Arches

Performer: Max Bygraves

Others who chose this artist

Peter Sellers

4.

Peter Sellers

I’m So Ashamed

Performer: Peter Sellers

Others who chose this artist

Bing Crosby

5.

Bing Crosby

Ain’t got a Dime to My Name

Performer: Bing Crosby

Others who chose this artist

Tommy Steele

6.

Tommy Steele

What a Mouth (What a North and South)

Performer: Tommy Steele

Others who chose this artist

Bernard Cribbins

7.

Castaway's favourite

Bernard Cribbins

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

Performer: Bernard Cribbins

Others who chose this artist

Cliff Richard

8.

Cliff Richard

The Next Time

Performer: Cliff Richard

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Most of S.J.Perelman by S J Perelman

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

My blue suede shoes

Others who chose a similar luxury

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