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Mark Gatiss

Kirsty Young interviews writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic - while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for - and acted in - Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: "When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything - Gardeners' Question Time - I would look for something."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

Music Played

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  • The Smiths

    There is a Light that Never Goes Out

    Composer: Morrissey and Marr

    • The Smiths: Singles.
    • WEA 4509990902.
  • John Barry

    The theme to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    Composer: John Barry

    • The Best Of Bond 30th Anniversary.
    • Capitol.
  • Shirley Jones (and Gordon MacRae)

    If I Loved You from the soundtrack to Carousel

    Composer: Rodgers and Hammerstein

    • Carousel.
    • Angel.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Artist: The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

    • Karajan Edition: Britten:.Vaughan Williams:.Stravinsky.
    • EMI.
  • Rufus Wainwright

    Beautiful Child

    Composer: Rufus Wainwright

    • Rufus Wainwright – Want One.
    • Dreamworks.
  • Su Pollard

    Come to Me (I am woman)

    Composer: E Howel /D Dundaas

    • Come to Me/You Don’t Really Want Me.
    • Rainbow Records.
  • McAlmont & Butler

    Yes

    Composer: McAlmont /Butler

    • Best Anthems Ever.
    • Virgin.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Marin Mazzie

      So In Love from the Broadway cast recording of Kiss Me, Kate

      Composer: Cole Porter

      • Kiss Me Kate.
      • DRG.
  • Book Choice

    • Complete Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Luxury Choice

    • A Victorian bath and hot water

Credits

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Mark Gatiss

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