The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Peggy Mount. Now 80 years old, and about to play the nanny in Uncle Vanya at Chichester this summer, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her long and distinguished career as one of the nation's favourite battleaxes. With her booming voice, and imposing figure, playing parts like the nurse in Romeo and Juliet and the headmistress in The Happiest Days of your Life, she has earned the affection of millions.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Portrait Of My Love by Matt Munro
Book: Diary by Noel Coward
Luxury: Tea in abundance
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