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Robbie Coltrane

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Robbie Coltrane.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is actor Robbie Coltrane. He first became noticed in the early 1980s in television programmes such as The Comic Strip, The Young Ones and Saturday Night Live. Since then he's become an international star - one of his most recent films, Nuns on the Run, played successfully on both sides of the Atlantic. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about, amongst other things, his love of Scotland, his passion for vintage cars and his fear of live performances.

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

Favourite track: Letter From America by The Proclaimers
Book: Lady In The Lake by Raymond Chandler
Luxury: Pencil and paper

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40 minutes

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Fri 14 Feb 1992 09:05

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sheep may safely graze (from Cantata No. 208)

    Soloist: Brenda Lucas, John Ogdon

    • Music For Two Pianos.
    • EMI.
  • Louis Armstrong

    When You're Smiling

    • The Great Entertainer.
    • EMI.
  • Anton Karas

    Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)

    Performer: Anton Karas.
    • Anton Karas Zither Solos.
    • Decca.
  • Charlie Parker


    • Boss Bird.
    • Official.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Proclaimers

      Letter From America

      • This Is The Story.
      • Chrysalis.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sanctus (from Requiem)

    Soloist: Sheila Armstrong Choir: The Edinburgh Festival Chorus Orchestra: The Paris Orchestra Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

    • Faure: Requiem & Pavanne.
    • EMI.
  • The Lounge Lizards

    Harlem Nocturne

    • The Lounge Lizards.
    • EG.
  • Eurythmics

    Love Is A Stranger

    • Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).
    • RCA.
  • Book Choice

    • Lady In The Lake - Raymond Chandler

  • Luxury Choice

    • Pencil and paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Robbie Coltrane


  • Sun 9 Feb 1992 12:15
  • Fri 14 Feb 1992 09:05

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