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David Walliams

Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian David Walliams.

Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is David Walliams. He has seen extraordinary success - as one half of the comedy duo behind Little Britain, as a cross-channel swimmer and more recently on the West End stage and as a novelist. In this frank interview, he describes his life away from the spotlight; how he used to practise comedy routines in his bathroom, the excitement of an early trip out wearing a John Paul Gaultier skirt, the inner drive that propels him and the unhappiness he feels when he has no company except his own.

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

Favourite track: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
Book: Collected Poems by Philip Larkin
Alternative to Bible: None - Bible not taken
Luxury: A gun.

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Björk

    So Broken

    • Homogenic Live.
    • Wellhart Ltd / One Little Indian Ltd.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Smiths

      Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

      • Hatful of Hollow.
      • WEA.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Later Tonight

    • Please / Further Listening 1984 - 1986.
    • Parlophone.
  • The Velvet Underground

    Sunday Morning

    • The Velvet Underground & Nico.
    • Verve.
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    Into My Arms

    • The Boatman’s Call.
    • Mute.
  • Bob Dylan

    You're a Big Girl Now

    • Biograph 2.
    • CBS.
  • Sinéad O’Connor

    You Do Something To Me

    • Red Hot + Blue.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Johnny Cash

    I Still Miss Someone

    • Johnny Cash: The Legend.
    • Columbia.
  • Book Choice

    • Collected Poems - Philip Larkin

  • Luxury Choice

    • A gun

Credits

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest David Walliams

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