David Tennant

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor David Tennant.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor David Tennant.

He has been voted the best Dr Who ever and has redefined the Time Lord for a generation of parents and children.

As a child he was a huge fan of the programme; he reckons he only ever missed one episode, wore a long stripy scarf and queued up to meet Tom Baker and get his autograph. As a role, he says, it appealed not just to his adult self but to the eight-year-old boy who was just below the surface

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

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45 minutes

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New Year's Day 2010 09:00

Music Played

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  • The Proclaimers

    Over and Done With

    • This is the Story.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Elvis Costello

    Oliver's Army

    • Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Armed Forces.
    • Imp Fiend.
  • The Housemartins

    Me and the Farmer

    • Now that’s What I Call Quite Good.
    • Go Discs.
  • Deacon Blue


    • Raintown.
    • CBS.
  • Eddie Izzard

    The Starship Enterprise

    • Unrepeatable Live.
    • Laughing Stock.
  • Kaiser Chiefs


    • Yours Truly, Angry Mob.
    • B Unique.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Tim Minchin

      White Wine in the Sun

      • Ready for this live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
      • www. timminchin.com.
  • Billy Bragg

    Greetings to the New Brunette

    • Must I Paint You a Picture?.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • A solar DVD player loaded with the seven series of the West Wing


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest David Tennant


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