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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

Norah Blaney

1.

Norah Blaney

Oh Mr Porter

Performer: Norah Blaney

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Robert Schumann

2.

Castaway's favourite

Robert Schumann

Du bist wie eine Blume (from Myrthen)

Composer: Robert Schumann

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Asaf

3.

Asaf

Pack Up Your Troubles

Performer: Asaf

Gracie Fields

4.

Gracie Fields

Sally

Performer: Gracie Fields

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St Phillip's Choir

5.

St Phillip's Choir

Morning Has Broken

Performer: St Phillip's Choir

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Roger Webb

6.

Roger Webb

Pop Goes The Weasel

Performer: Roger Webb

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Paul Robeson

7.

Paul Robeson

Ol' Man River

Performer: Paul Robeson

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Frédéric Chopin

8.

Frédéric Chopin

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2

Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

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Book

The Disinherited by Gareth Jones

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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

The Choir of Temple Church

1.

The Choir of Temple Church

Lullay My Liking

Performer: The Choir of Temple Church

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Sir Edward Elgar

2.

Sir Edward Elgar

Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Composer: Sir Edward Elgar

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Felix Mendelssohn

3.

Felix Mendelssohn

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

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

4.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 7 'Sinfonia antartica'

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Fritz Kreisler

5.

Fritz Kreisler

Caprice Viennois

Performer: Fritz Kreisler

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Sir William Walton

6.

Sir William Walton

Popular Song (from Façade)

Composer: Sir William Walton

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Tchaikovsky

7.

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5 In E Minor

Performer: Tchaikovsky

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Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

8.

Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Gloria

Performer: Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Luxury item

Six feet of English hedgerow

Others who chose a similar luxury

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