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Michael McIntyre

Comedian and Britain's Got Talent judge, Michael McIntyre, joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Michael McIntyre interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

In less than five years he's gone from being an unknown stand-up with debts of more than £30,000 to become one of the most successful comedians in the business - with awards, chart topping DVDs and sell-out arena shows under his belt.

He says: "I was on the circuit for years, I did get more and more in debt - it really did drag on and I just couldn't get a break. But when my chance came, I'd envisaged it so many times, I wasn't even nervous. I knew I could do it."

Record: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Ella Fitzgerald
Book: The Complete Prose of Woody Allen.
Luxury: A pen

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 22 Jul 2011 09:00

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  • Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy

    Composer: Del Naja/Vowles/Marshall/Nelson/Sharp

    • Blue Lines.
    • Circa Records.
  • Supertramp

    The Logical Song

    Composer: Rick Davies/ Roger Hodgson

    • Breakfast in America.
    • A & M.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Don’t Play that Song

    Composer: Betty Nelson/Ahmet Ertegun

    • Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits.
    • Atlantic.
  • Steve Miller Band


    Composer: Steve Miller

    • Abracadabra.
    • Mercury.
  • Nat King Cole


    Composer: Chaplin/Turner/Parsons

    • Nat King Cole 20 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Miss You

    Composer: Jagger/ Richards

    • The Best of the Rolling Stones.
    • Virgin.
  • John Lennon

    Oh Yoko!

    Composer: John Lennon

    • Imagine.
    • Parlophone.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Ella Fitzgerald

      Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

      Composer: Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart

      • Ella the Opera House.
      • Verve.
  • Book Choice

    • The Complete Prose by Woody Allen - Woody Allen

  • Luxury Choice

    • Writing Materials


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Michael McIntyre


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