Americans [Desert Island Discs Revisited]

Episodes

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Alice Walker2016111320200112 (BBC7)

From Beethoven to Stevie Wonder, author Alice Walker shares her castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Gillian Anderson2016112020200119 (BBC7)

From The Rolling Stones to Schubert. X-Files' Gillian Anderson shares her castaway choices

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

From Radiohead to Schubert.

American actress Gillian Anderson shares her castaway choices with Sue Lawley

Best known as Dana Scully in The X-Files , her TV role won her two Screen Actors Guild awards, an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2003.

From Radiohead to Schubert. X-Files' Gillian Anderson shares her castaway choices

Stephen Sondheim2016110620200105 (BBC7)

From Gershwin to Stravinsky, composer Stephen Sondheim shares his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.

Tom Hanks2016112720200126 (BBC7)

Kirsty Young's castaway is Tom Hanks.

From 'Big' to 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Captain Phillips' to 'Apollo 13', his long and distinguished film-making career has brought him multiple awards and many plaudits. He's the recipient of eight Emmys, one Bafta and four Golden Globes and was the youngest ever actor to be given a lifetime achievement award by the American Film institute. The voice of Woody in the 'Toy Story' films, he won the first of his two Oscars in 1993 for Philadelphia and again the following year for Forrest Gump.

His parents split up when he was 5 and he went to live with his father. By the age of 10 he'd lived in ten different houses in five different cities. He loved school and developed a passion for history which is reflected in the film he made with Steven Spielberg, 'Saving Private Ryan' and the TV mini-series 'Band of Brothers' and 'The Pacific' which he also produced.

He is married to the actor & producer, Rita Wilson.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.

From the Beatles to Richard Strauss, actor Tom Hanks makes his castaway choices.

Selected gems from the Desert Island Discs archive.