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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

His film credits include Hilary and Jackie, Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People. He's also written TV soaps, radio and stage plays and children's novels.

These days children are his main audience and, as a father of seven himself, he should know what they want. He not only tests his ideas on them, but they keep him focused: 'I need them in the house to make sure I'm not watching telly, or having a four-hour bath - the fact that they're there makes me work.'

Record: Miserere by Allegri
Book: The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
Luxury: A ferris wheel.

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Fri 26 Mar 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Harry Christophers with the Sixteen.

      Miserere

      Composer: Allegri

      • Allegri-Miserere: The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
      • CORO.
      • Cor 16014.
  • Oliver Postgate narrating – music by Vernon Elliott

    Noggin the Nog

    Composer: Vernon Elliott/ Oliver Postgate

    • Noggin the Nod.
    • HMV.
    • 7EG 8827.
  • The Undertones

    My Perfect Cousin

    Composer: D O’Neill/M Bradley

    • The Greatest Hits of 1980.
    • Premier.
    • CDGH 1980.
  • Big Country

    In a Big Country

    Composer: Big Country

    • The Collection/Big Country.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • VSOPCD178.
  • Children (recorded in Dublin in the 1960’s)

    The Story of John the Baptist.

    • Give Up Yer Aul Sins.
    • EMI.
    • CDFBD2.
  • David Bowie

    Golden Years

    Composer: David Bowie

    • Fame and Fashion (all time greatest hits).
    • RCA.
    • PD84919.
  • The Bothy Band

    Butterfly

    Composer: traditional

    • 1975/Bothy Band.
    • Mulligan.
    • Luncd 3002.
  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

    Composer: Brian Wilson and Tony Asher

    • Pet Sounds.
    • Capitol.
    • 5212412.
  • Book Choice

    • The Voyage of the Beagle - Charles Darwin

  • Luxury Choice

    • A ferris wheel

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Frank Cottrell Boyce

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