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4 Extra Debut. From Lady Gaga to The Specials. Comic actor and director Kathy Burke shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2010.

From Lady Gaga to The Specials. Actor and director Kathy Burke shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young.

She became a household name for her comedy performances, working with Harry Enfield to create the characters Kevin and Perry. She won critical acclaim for serious roles and picked up the Best Actress award at Cannes for her portrayal of an abused wife in the film "Nil By Mouth".

Kathy's early life had been tumultuous - her mother died before she was two and her father was often drunk, leaving her older brother to run the family home. She was a teenager when she discovered acting and, she says, it was the saving of her.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2010.

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45 minutes

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Fri 12 Jun 2020 04:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Lady Gaga

      Bad Romance

      • The Fame Monster [Deluxe Edition].
      • Polydor.
  • The Specials

    Gangsters

    • The Specials: BBC Sessions.
    • EMI.
  • Joy Division

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

    • Substance.
    • Centredate.
  • Sex Pistols

    Pretty Vacant

    • Best Rock Anthems in the World.
    • Virgin.
  • T. Rex

    Ride a White Swan

    • Baby Boomer Classics/Electric Seventies.
    • TRAX.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

    • A Man and His Music.
    • Reprise.
  • Gorillaz

    Clint Eastwood

    • Kiss Hitlist 2002.
    • Universal.
  • Missy Elliott

    Get Ur Freak On

    • Get UR Freak On- CD Single.
    • The Gold Mind.
  • Book Choice

    • The complete works - Graham Linehan

  • Luxury Choice

    • Life-size laminated photo of James Caan from Dragons' Den

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Kathy Burke

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Aug 2010 11:15
  • Fri 20 Aug 2010 09:00
  • Sun 7 Jun 2020 10:00
  • Sun 7 Jun 2020 21:00
  • Thu 11 Jun 2020 11:00
  • Thu 11 Jun 2020 16:00
  • Thu 11 Jun 2020 21:00
  • Fri 12 Jun 2020 04:00

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