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Pauline Collins

Pauline Collins

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 17 Dec 1989

Shirley Valentine actor

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is actress Pauline Collins. As someone who has been entertaining television audiences for over twenty years in popular series like Emergency Ward 10 and Upstairs, Downstairs, she has simultaneously pursued a theatrical career which recently burgeoned into huge success with her portrayal of Shirley Valentine - the trapped Liverpool housewife who finds escape on a Greek island. It's a part which has won her great acclaim both on the stage and in the recent film version. Pauline Collins will be talking to Sue Lawley about the international star status Shirley Valentine has brought her and recalling milestones and memories of her career.

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

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Charles-Marie Widor

2.

Charles-Marie Widor

Toccata (from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor)

Soloist: Peter Hurford

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Jimmy Smith

3.

Jimmy Smith

Got My Mojo Working

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Mado Robin

4.

Mado Robin

La Gitane Er L'Oiseau

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Jennifer Holliday

5.

Jennifer Holliday

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

6.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D major

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Claude Debussy

7.

Castaway's favourite

Claude Debussy

Clair de lune (from Suite bergamasque)

Soloist: Michel Beroff

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Umberto Giordano

8.

Umberto Giordano

Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

Soloist: Jussi Björling

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Book

Teach yourself physics by

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Luxury item

Papers, pencils, paints

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