The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Patricia Hodge. Currently in her prime as Miss Jean Brodie in the West End, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how John Mortimer selected her for her first prominent role as barrister Phyllida Trent in Rumpole of the Bailey. She went on to portray several aloof, beautiful women, but denies that she is by nature remote. She'll also be reminiscing about her childhood in Grimsby, where her parents ran a large three-star hotel, making her upbringing a little different from that of her contemporaries.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Candide Make Our Garden Grow by David Eisler & Erie Mills
Book: Compendium of Plays by Harold Pinter
Luxury: A supply of embroidery
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