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Jack Whitehall

Kirsty Young interviews comedian and actor Jack Whitehall.

Jack Whitehall, stand-up comedian, actor, sit-com writer and producer is Kirsty Young's castaway.

He co-wrote and starred in the sitcoms Fresh Meat and Bad Education. He and his father launched their chat-show Backchat in 2013 and recently made a TV series together travelling around Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. Jack played Paul Pennyfeather in a TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Decline and Fall in 2016 and has forthcoming roles in Good Omens and a film about Marc Bolan and David Bowie.

The son of the talent agent and television producer Michael Whitehall and the actress Hilary Gish, he grew up in Putney. Sent away to boarding school at 11, he performed his first comedy gig aged 16 while still a pupil. He briefly attended Manchester University before he decided to exchange lectures for laughs and make his way in stand-up: he won the King of Comedy award at the British Comedy Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Presenter: Kirsty Young
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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34 minutes

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Fri 9 Feb 2018 09:00

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    20th Century Boy

    • Tanx.
    • Edsel.
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    • Nat King Cole

      Let There Be Love

      • Nat King Cole: The Ultimate Collection.
      • EMI.
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    • E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial: Soundtrack.
    • MCA.
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    • Gipsy Kings.
    • Elektra.
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    Blue Monday

    • Power, Corruption and Lies.
    • Factory.
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    Circle Of Life

    • The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Polydor.
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  • Daryl Hall & John Oates

    She's Gone

    • Hall & Oates: The Singles.
    • Sony BMG.
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    • Forgiven, Not Forgotten.
    • Atlantic.
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    The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams


    A tuxedo


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Jack Whitehall
Producer Cathy Drysdale


  • Sun 4 Feb 2018 11:15
  • Fri 9 Feb 2018 09:00

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