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Athene Seyler

Athene Seyler

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 02 Oct 1988

Actor

Sue Lawley's castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the actress Athene Seyler. She first appeared on the stage 80 years ago as Rosalind in As You Like It - a part she can still recite - and now, at 99, she looks back with pleasure on her many happy years as one of Britain's finest comic actresses.

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

Choices

Robert Schumann

2.

Castaway's favourite

Robert Schumann

Du bist wie eine Blume (from Myrthen)

Soloist: Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Amner

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Asaf

3.

Asaf

Pack Up Your Troubles

Soloist: Charles Chiltern Choir: The Cast Of Oh What A Lovely War

Frédéric Chopin

8.

Frédéric Chopin

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

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9.

10.

Book

The Disinherited by Gareth Jones

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Case of champagne

Others who chose a similar luxury

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 30 Apr 1956

British actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Athene Seyler.

Choices

Edward Elgar

2.

Edward Elgar

Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra

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Felix Mendelssohn

3.

Felix Mendelssohn

Dance of the Clowns (Bergomask) (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Malcolm Sargent

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

4.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Adrian Boult

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Sir William Walton

6.

Sir William Walton

Popular Song (from Façade)

Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Constant Lambert

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

7.

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5 In E Minor

Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

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Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

8.

Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Gloria

9.

Luxury item

Six feet of English hedgerow

Others who chose a similar luxury

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