Thursday, 22 March 2018

Desert Island Discs: Mark Gatiss

DESERT ISLAND DISCS: MARK GATISS (128kbs-m4a/39mb/42mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 28th October 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

His childhood passions have fuelled his adult creative life. As a boy he says he was drawn towards the macabre and gothic - while his teachers remarked that his school essays resembled scripts for Hammer horror films. He has written for - and acted in - Dr Who, was one of the creators of The League of Gentlemen and his re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes for a contemporary TV audience was a huge success.

He says: "When I was a kid, anything supernatural drew me, I would try and find it in anything - Gardeners' Question Time - I would look for something."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out [WEA]
John Barry - The Theme To On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [Capitol]
Shirley Jones (And Gordon MacRae) - If I Loved You (From The Soundtrack To Carousel [Angel]
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis [EMI]
Su Pollard - Come To Me (I Am Woman) [Rainbow]
Rufus Wainwright - Beautiful Child [Dreamworks]
McAlmont & Butler - Yes [Virgin]
Marin Mazzie - So In Love (From The Broadway Cast Recording Of Kiss Me, Kate [DRG]

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