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Steve Coogan

Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian Steve Coogan.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the comedian and actor Steve Coogan. As a child he found he had a knack for impressions, a talent which led him to work on Spitting Image. Recently he has also found success in films, but is best known for the comic monster he created - Alan Partridge. The chatshow host in Pringle jumper and slacks made us cringe with his crass questions and witless interventions and has remained one of our most enduring comic anti-heroes.

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

Favourite track: We Have All the Time in the World by Louis Armstrong
Book: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
Luxury: Fully-restored Morris Minor Traveller with wooden detail.

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Hong Kong Garden

    • Once Upon a Time.
    • Polydor.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Louis Armstrong

      We Have All the Time in the World

      • The Best Sixties Album in the World Ever.
      • Virgin.
  • The Mock Turtles

    Wickerman

    • Turtle Soup.
    • Imaginary.
  • Talking Heads

    (Nothing But) Flowers

    • (Nothing But) Flowers.
    • EMI.
  • Happy Mondays

    Hallelujah

    • Bummed.
    • Rhino.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36: Variation IX "Nimrod"

    Soloist: Julian Lloyd Webber Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Sir Yehudi Menuhin

    • Elgar: Cello Concerto.
    • Philips.
  • Joni Mitchell

    California

    • Blue.
    • Reprise.
  • The Smiths

    Panic

    • The World Won’t Listen.
    • Rough Trade.
  • Book Choice

    • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne

  • Luxury Choice

    • Fully-restored Morris Minor Traveller with wooden detail

Credits

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Steve Coogan

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