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Patricia Hodge

Patricia Hodge

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 08 Jan 1995

British actor

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Patricia Hodge. Currently in her prime as Miss Jean Brodie in the West End, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about how John Mortimer selected her for her first prominent role as barrister Phyllida Trent in Rumpole of the Bailey. She went on to portray several aloof, beautiful women, but denies that she is by nature remote. She'll also be reminiscing about her childhood in Grimsby, where her parents ran a large three-star hotel, making her upbringing a little different from that of her contemporaries.

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

Choices

Joanna MacGregor

1.

Joanna MacGregor

I Got Rhythm

Performer: Joanna MacGregor

Others who chose this artist

Antonio Vivaldi

2.

Antonio Vivaldi

Gloria Domine Deus Rex Caelestis

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

Others who chose this artist

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

3.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Others who chose this artist

Julie Andrews

4.

Julie Andrews

Company Being Alive

Performer: Julie Andrews

Others who chose this artist

Fred Astaire

5.

Fred Astaire

By Myself

Performer: Fred Astaire

Others who chose this artist

Barbra Streisand

6.

Barbra Streisand

Stoney End

Performer: Barbra Streisand

Others who chose this artist

Percy Grainger

7.

Percy Grainger

Country Gardens

Composer: Percy Grainger

Others who chose this artist

David Eisler & Erie Mills

8.

Castaway's favourite

David Eisler & Erie Mills

Candide Make Our Garden Grow

Performer: David Eisler & Erie Mills

Book

Compendium of Plays by Harold Pinter

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

A supply of embroidery

Others who chose a similar luxury

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