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Tony Robinson

Actor and host of Time Team Tony Robinson joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor and broadcaster Tony Robinson.

His Baldrick to Rowan Atkinson's Blackadder turned idiocy into an art form and the series went on to become one of our best-loved comedies. The role changed his life but, he says, when he first saw the script he didn't think much of it: "It was only about eight lines of dialogue and none of them were funny - but it was with these incredible people. On the one hand, I thought what a lousy part and on the other hand I thought, I'd love to work with these people".

Record: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
Book: Middlemarch - George Eliot
Luxury: A luxury bed and mattress.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Fri 8 Jul 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Band

      The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

      Composer: J.R. Robertson

      • The Band.
      • Capitol.
  • Art Tatum

    Night and Day

    Composer: Cole Porter

    • Piano Solo New York 1952.
    • Jazz Anthology.
  • Marni Nixon

    The Quintet

    Composer: Leonard Bernstein

    • West Side Story.
    • Sony.
  • Christina Aguilera


    Composer: Linda Perry

    • Christina Aguilera: Keeps Getting’ Better.
    • RCA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor - 2nd movement

    Artist: Murray Perahia

    • Perahia Plays Chopin.
    • Sony.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Isn’t She Lovely

    Composer: Wonder

    • Stevie Wonder: Definitive Collection.
    • Universal Music TV.
  • Adele

    Make You Feel My Love

    Composer: Bob Dylan

    • Make You Feel My Love.
    • XL.
  • Beverley Knight

    Shoulda Woulda Coulda

    Composer: Knight/Wiseman

    • The Best of Beverley Knight.
    • Parlophone.
  • Book Choice

    • Middlemarch - George Eliot

  • Luxury Choice

    • Luxury mattress and pillow


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Tony Robinson


  • Sun 3 Jul 2011 10:00
  • Sun 3 Jul 2011 11:15
  • Fri 8 Jul 2011 09:00

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