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Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer, star of the sitcom Frasier, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Kelsey Grammer is best known for his two-decade-long portrayal of psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane which began on the NBC sitcom Cheers. He continued the role in the hugely successful spin-off series Frasier which ran for 11 years. When the series ended in 2004, it had won a total of 35 Emmys.

Born in the Virgin Islands, he was brought up by his mother and maternal grandparents in Florida, after his parents divorced. He studied drama at the Julliard School in New York but left before the end of the second year. He got his big break when he joined the cast of Cheers in 1984.

In his personal life Grammer has experienced a great deal of loss - his much-loved grandfather died when he was 12 and his 18 year old sister was murdered when he was 20. His struggles with drink and drugs, now behind him, are well documented. Married four times, he is the father of seven.

The winner of multiple awards, he is also a TV producer, director, writer, and known for his voice work: among others he was Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons and Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2. He is currently on stage in London.

Presenter Kirsty Young
Producer Cathy Drysdale.

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Fri 15 Dec 2017 09:00

Music Played

  • Frank Sinatra

    Fly Me to the Moon

    • My Way: The Best of Frank Sinatra.
    • Warner Music UK.
    • 13.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    All Along The Watchtower

    • Electric Ladyland.
    • Sony.
    • 15.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92, Second Movement (Allegretto)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Conductor: Eugen Jochum.
    • Symphonies No. 4&7.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Joe Cocker

    The Letter

    • Cocker Happy.
    • Fly Records.
    • 12.
  • Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

    • Wichita Lineman.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE

    • Todd Rundgren

      Mated

      • With a Twist....
      • Esoteric Recordings.
      • 4.
  • Bad Company

    Shooting Star

    • Straight Shooter.
    • Warner Music UK.
    • 4.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Gimme Back My Bullets

    • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Greatest Hits.
    • Universal-Island.
    • 7.
  • BOOK CHOICE

    Passage to India by E.M. Forster

  • LUXURY ITEM

    A magnifying glass

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Presenter Kirsty Young

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