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Gemma Craven

Gemma Craven

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Jan 1988

Irish actor

Gemma Craven is one of our most versatile actresses. An award winning stage performer, she made her film debut opposite Richard Chamberlain in The Slipper and the Rose. On television her work has ranged from the part of Joan in Dennis Potter’s Pennies from Heaven to appearances on The Morecambe and Wise Show. In conversation with Michael Parkinson, she looks back over her life on stage and off, and chooses eight records to take to a desert island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Stan Freberg and Billy May's Music

1.

Stan Freberg and Billy May's Music

The Banana Boat Song

The Chieftains

2.

Castaway's favourite

The Chieftains

Boil The Breakfast Early

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David Fanshawe Ensemble

5.

David Fanshawe Ensemble

Arabian Fantasy

Ruggero Leoncavallo

6.

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Vesti la giubba (from Pagliacci)

Soloist: Enrico Caruso

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Peter Sarstedt

8.

Peter Sarstedt

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?

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9.

10.

Book

Floyd on Fish by Keith Floyd

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Luxury item

Manicure set

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