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Rob Brydon

Kirsty Young's castaway is comedian and actor Rob Brydon.

The comedian and actor Rob Brydon joins Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs.

Growing up in Port Talbot, South Wales, he discovered performing when he was a teenager and says he came alive when he was on stage: so much so that he left school with only a couple of O Levels. For years, he made a comfortable but unfulfilling living recording voice-overs and working on a television shopping channel. He always dreamed of working in comedy, though, and eventually it was 'Marion and Geoff' and then 'Gavin and Stacey' that made him a household name.

Record: Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Book: Collected works of Dylan Thomas
Luxury: A guitar.

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45 minutes

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Fri 21 May 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Jack Johnson

    Better Together

    • In Between Dreams.
    • Island.
  • Elvis Presley

    Lawdy, Miss Clawdy

    • Elvis 56.
    • RCA.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

      Born To Run

      • Born to Run.
      • CBS.
  • Peter Cook & Dudley Moore


    • Not Only…But Also.
    • Decca.
  • Bryn Terfel

    Pretty Women

    • Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel: Under the Stars.
    • Decca.
  • John Martyn

    Don't Want to Know

    • Solid Air.
    • Island.
  • Paul Simon

    Slip Slidin' Away

    • Anthology.
    • Warner.
  • James Taylor

    That's Why I'm Here

    • That’s Why I’m Here.
    • CBS.
  • Book Choice

    • Collected works - Dylan Thomas

  • Luxury Choice

    • Guitar


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Rob Brydon


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