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It’s Halloween: Su on Desert Island Discs (Sort Of!)

October 31st, 2018

did11aIn Halloween week 2011, Mark Gatiss, of The League Of Gentlemen, Doctor Who and Sherlock fame, guested on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs. One of Mark’s choices as a desert island disc was Su’s version of ‘Come To Me (I Am Woman)’. Whether he was being post-ironic or whatever we’re not sure. Anyone who has viewed Victory of the Daleks knows Mark has a terrific sense of humour.

ctm11aKirsty 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.”

• Listen to Mark Gatiss’ Desert Island Discs at ‘BBC iPlayer’, here. Apparently the programme is available to listen to until 1st January 2099.