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Mark Gatiss' macabre school essays

The writer and actor Mark Gatiss has admitted that he turned every school writing assignment into a horror story and that his school report compared his work to a Hammer horror movie script.

Gatiss was a member of the comedy team, The League of Gentlemen and has written episodes of Doctor Who and the TV series, Sherlock which he created with Steven Moffatt.

Mark Gatiss' interview with Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs will be broadcast on Sunday 23 October at 1115 BST on BBC Radio 4, and repeated at 0900 BST on Friday 28 October. Listen online or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.

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