Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Martin Sheen


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Last broadcast on Friday, 09:00 on BBC Radio 4 (see all broadcasts).


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Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Martin Sheen.

In recent years he has won great acclaim and a Golden Globe for playing the leader of the free world in the hugely successful political drama The West Wing. He's made more than a 100 movies, including Apocalypse Now, Badlands and The Departed. For him, work is often a family affair, in Wall Street he acted alongside his son Charlie Sheen and in his latest movie, The Way he was directed by another of his children - Emilio Estevez.

But away from the film set, he's an activist and campaigner - he's been arrested around 70 times and is motivated, he says by faith and conscience above politics.

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music played

  1. Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues

    Composer: Bob Dylan

    Biograph, CBS
  2. Enya Enya How Can I Keep From Singing?

    Composer: Trad. Enya, Ryan & Ryan

    Shepherd Moons, WEA
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major - second movement

    Artist: Daniel Barenboim with the English Chamber Orchestra.

    Mozart Piano Concertos, EMI
  4. Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi Spring from the Four Seasons

    Artist: Pinchas Zukerman

    The Italian Album, Sony Classical
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D Minor 'Choral' -Ode to Joy

    Artist: The Netherlands Radio Chorus with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink

    Symphony No.9, Philips
  6. The London Emmanuel ChoirHow Great Thou Art

    Composer: Music: Stuart K Hine . Words: Russian trad & Kine.

    Top Twenty Hymns, BBC
  7. Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

    Composer: Dylan

    Biograph: Cd3, CBS
  8. Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major

    Artist: The Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan

    Herbert Von Karajan: BPO/Karajan; Adagion works…, Deutsche Grammophon