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Judi Dench

Judi Dench

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 12 Apr 1998

British actor

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actress Dame Judi Dench.

She's been delighting audiences for some 40 years, on film, television and the stage. It's partly this versatility that makes her so special. Nominated for an Oscar for the film Mrs Brown, in which she played an ageing Queen Victoria, she says the difference between film and the theatre is that on stage she can make an audience believe that she's a tall, willowy blond, when in reality she is five foot nothing.

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

Choices

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Soloist: Iona Brown Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Conductor: Sir Neville Mariner

Others who chose this artist

Henry Purcell

2.

Henry Purcell

March (from the Funeral Music for Queen Mary)

Orchestra: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Choir: Choir of King’s College Cambridge Conductor: Philip Ledger

Others who chose this artist

William Shakespeare

3.

William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing Act 4, Scene 1

Soloist: John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft

Others who chose this artist

Chris de Burgh

4.

Castaway's favourite

Chris de Burgh

Lady in Red

Others who chose this artist

Sir Hubert Parry

6.

Sir Hubert Parry

I Was Glad

Soloist: Andrew Lucas Choir: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral Conductor: John Scott

Others who chose this artist

Patrick Doyle

7.

Patrick Doyle

Non Nobis, Domine

Orchestra: Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Simon Rattle

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soave sia il vento (from Cosi fan tutte)

Soloist: Hillevi Martinpelto, Alison Hagley, Thomas Allen Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Conductor: Simon Rattle

Others who chose this artist

9.

Book

Ordnance Survey map of the world by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

The Man with a Glove painting by Titian

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 17 Jun 1972

British actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Judi Dench.

Choices

Johann Sebastian Bach

1.

Johann Sebastian Bach

St Matthew Passion - Gladly would I take

Soloist: William Parsons Orchestra: Jacques Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Dara Carroll

2.

Dara Carroll

The Lark In The Clear Air

William Shakespeare

3.

William Shakespeare

Deposition Speech (from Richard II)

Artist: John Gielgud

Others who chose this artist

John Mearns

4.

John Mearns

Bonnie Lass O'Fyvie

Edward Elgar

6.

Castaway's favourite

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E Minor

Others who chose this artist

Edward Woodward

7.

Edward Woodward

The Way You Look Tonight

Henry Purcell

8.

Henry Purcell

March (from the Funeral Music for Queen Mary)

Orchestra: Geraint Jones Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

9.

Book

The Book of Kells by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Basil Brush films and projector

Others who chose a similar luxury

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