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Kevin Whately

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Kevin Whately.

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the actor Kevin Whately. Having appeared increasingly prominently in three of the most successful series in recent TV history - Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Inspector Morse and Peak Practice - he's currently 'hot property' in the casting world.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his boyhood in a remote part of Cumbria, his bold but inspired decision to chuck in accountancy in favour of the stage and his time busking at Oxford Circus to pay his way through drama school.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Symphony No 1 by Jean Sibelius
Book: The Moor's Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
Luxury: Northumbrian pipes

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40 minutes

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Fri 20 Sep 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Ralph McTell

    An Irish Blessing

    • Sand In Your Shoes.
    • Transatlantic.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Má vlast

    Soloist: Jiri Belohlavek Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic

    • Ma Vlast.
    • Supraphon.
  • Owen Brannigan

    Cushie Butterfield

    • Owen Brannigan's Tyneside.
    • Decca.
  • Joan Armatrading

    Everybody Got To Know

    • The Key.
    • A&M.
  • Davy Spillane

    Midnight Walker

    • Pipe Dreams.
    • Tara.
  • Salif Keita


    • Folon.
    • Mango.
  • Lindisfarne

    Run For Home

    • Lindisfarne On Tap.
    • Essential.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 1 in E minor

      Soloist: J P Saraste Orchestra: The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

      • Sibelius: Symphony No 1 Karelia Suite.
      • RCA Classics.
  • Book Choice

    • The Moor's Last Sigh - Salman Rushdie

  • Luxury Choice

    • Northumbrian pipes


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Kevin Whately


  • Sun 15 Sep 1996 12:15
  • Fri 20 Sep 1996 09:05

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