Throat singing is castaway's choice

Mongolian throat singing is not a regular on radio playlists but its guttural grunts and squawks got an airing on Desert Island Discs courtesy of Rev star Simon McBurney.

The actor and theatre director, who plays the creepy Archdeacon Robert in the BBC sitcom, picked the unusual track for the latest edition of the Radio 4 show.

Throat singer Veronika Oucholin's track I Light The Fire is meant to reflect the sounds of Arctic Mongolia and its native creatures including wild dogs and birds.