Desert Island Discs: Archive 2005-2010
Desert Island Discs: Archive 2005-2010
BBC Radio 4
Nick Park
36 minutes Posted Dec 19, 2010 at 4:00 am.
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Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning animator Nick Park.
His most famous creations are Wallace and Gromit: Gromit the silent but wise dog; Wallace, his well meaning owner with notably less brain-power. They now hold the same place in the nation's heart at Christmas that Morcambe and Wise once occupied. They are old-fashioned and quintessentially British - as familiar as bread and butter, or hoping the rain holds off - but their appeal is international.
The world they inhabit is one of Jacobs cream crackers and tea-strainers - so it's little surprise that in real life too Nick Park's own creature comforts are modest: "The thing is, I have everything I want really. I've got my little house, I've got a campervan, I love the British countryside, I'm not after yachts or things like that."
Record: I Forgot that Love Existed - Van Morrison
Book: A Collins Bird book
Luxury: My own 'Amazing pair of binoculars'
Producer: Leanne Buckle.