Kirsty Young talks to comedian and actor Miranda Hart.
Kirsty Young's castaway is Miranda Hart.
She writes and stars in the hit sitcom "Miranda" and has congaed her way to the top of TV comedy by exploiting the universal truth that awkwardness lies at the heart of the human condition. Slapstick and misunderstanding underpin her work along with the impression that she's just a really, jolly, lovely 'girl': her father was a naval commander and her mother has devoted much of her life to tending a glorious garden.
Making her mark has been something of a slog. After her first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe it was another 11 years before she could give up her job as a P.A. - for a good while she was photocopying scripts rather than performing them.
She says: "I started writing comedy because it was more fun inside my head than the real world, but that's no longer true."
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.
Morecambe & Wise
Bring Me Sunshine
- Morecambe and Wise.
9 to 5
- Dolly Parton: A Life in Music.
Christopher Dearnley & John Scott
Dear Lord and Father of MankindChoir: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral.
- Music of St Pauls Cathedral.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major - 2nd movementPerformer: London Mozart Players. Performer: Howard Shelley.
- Romantic Classics.
Simon & Garfunkel
- Definitive Simon and Garfunkel.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Sonata No. 3 in G minor - AdagioPerformer: Pablo Casals. Performer: Paul Baumgartner.
- Cello Sonatas.
Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters & Carol Burnett
- Annie - soundtrack.
Dream a Little Dream
- Summer of Love.
The Complete Works - Margaret Luce
Wimbledon Centre court, racquet, balls and a ball machine.
|Interviewed Guest||Miranda Hart|
- Sun 22 Dec 2013 11:15
- Fri 27 Dec 2013 09:00