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Alison Steadman

Alison Steadman

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 03 Dec 1995

British actor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Alison Steadman. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her role as the monstrous Beverly in the BBC's production of Abigail's Party 18 years ago, as well as her talent for improvisation which she has perfected with her director husband, Mike Leigh. She'll also be discussing how daunting she found it recently to take on the role of Mrs Bennett in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice.

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

Choices

John Williams

5.

John Williams

Concierto De Aranjuez

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Giacomo Puccini

6.

Castaway's favourite

Giacomo Puccini

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti

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Billy Fury

7.

Billy Fury

Halfway To Paradise

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Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

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Book

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Luxury item

Hot lemon flannels (as provided in Chinese restaurants)

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