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Peggy Mount

Peggy Mount

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 09 Jun 1996

British actor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Peggy Mount. Now 80 years old, and about to play the nanny in Uncle Vanya at Chichester this summer, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her long and distinguished career as one of the nation's favourite battleaxes. With her booming voice, and imposing figure, playing parts like the nurse in Romeo and Juliet and the headmistress in The Happiest Days of your Life, she has earned the affection of millions.

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

Choices

Bing Crosby

1.

Bing Crosby

Well Did You Evah?

Artist: Frank Sinatra

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Paul Robeson

2.

Paul Robeson

Ma Curly-Headed Baby

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Dorothy Squires & Russ Conway

4.

Dorothy Squires & Russ Conway

Say It With Flowers

Matt Monro

7.

Castaway's favourite

Matt Monro

Portrait Of My Love

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

8.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

At Juliet's Bedside (from Romeo and Juliet)

Conductor: Algis Zuraitis Orchestra: Bolshoi Orchestra

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Book

Diary by Noel Coward

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Luxury item

Tea in abundance

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 04 Nov 1968

British character actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Peggy Mount.

Choices

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

1.

Castaway's favourite

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Soloist: Peter Katin Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Colin Davis

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Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

4.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet

Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Karel Ancerl

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Frank Sinatra

5.

Frank Sinatra

Violets for Your Furs

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Tchaikovsky

6.

Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite - Waltz of the flowers

Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari

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Judy Garland

7.

Judy Garland

You Made Me Love You

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Edvard Grieg

8.

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A Minor

Soloist: Clifford Curzon Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Oivin Fjeldstad

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Book

Complete works by Oscar Wilde

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Luxury item

Enormous cookery book

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