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Oscar-winning filmmaker Nick Park joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning animator Nick Park.

His most famous creations are Wallace and Gromit: Gromit the silent but wise dog; Wallace, his well meaning owner with notably less brain-power. They now hold the same place in the nation's heart at Christmas that Morcambe and Wise once occupied. They are old-fashioned and quintessentially British - as familiar as bread and butter, or hoping the rain holds off - but their appeal is international.

The world they inhabit is one of Jacobs cream crackers and tea-strainers - so it's little surprise that in real life too Nick Park's own creature comforts are modest: "The thing is, I have everything I want really. I've got my little house, I've got a campervan, I love the British countryside, I'm not after yachts or things like that."

Record: I Forgot that Love Existed - Van Morrison
Book: A Collins Bird book
Luxury: My own 'Amazing pair of binoculars'

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Christmas Eve 2010 09:00

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  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

    Composer: Steve Harley

    • The Best Years of Our Lives.
    • BGO.
  • Neil Young

    Four Strong Winds

    Composer: Ian Tyson

    • Neil Young: Comes a Time.
    • Reprise.
  • Elvis Costello

    Every Day I Write the Book

    Composer: Costello

    • Very Best of Elvis Costello.
    • UNIVERSAL MUSIC.
  • The Proclaimers

    Sunshine on Leith

    Composer: Reid/Reid

    • Best of the Proclaimers.
    • Persevere.
  • John Shuttleworth

    Fleece the World

    Composer: Graham Fellows

    • One Foot in the Gravy.
    • LAUGHING STOCK.
  • Bob Dylan

    Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

    Composer: B Dylan

    • Blonde on Blonde.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Van Morrison

      I Forgot That Love Existed

      Composer: Van Morrison

      • Poetic Champions Compose.
      • Mercury.
  • Joe Rose

    Plain Song

    Composer: Joe Rose

  • Book Choice

    • A Collins Bird book - Lars Svensson

  • Luxury Choice

    • My own ‘Amazing pair of binoculars’

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Nick Park

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