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Celia Imrie

Celia Imrie

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 13 Feb 2011

Actor

Immediately recognisable as one of Britain's most versatile actresses she's worked in television, theatre and films over the past four decades. While she's taken roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company and in big budget films, it's her instinct for TV comedy - working alongside Victoria Wood and Julie Walters - that has made her a household name.

Audiences loved the spoof soap opera Acorn Antiques and she won an Olivier Award for her role in the stage production. In the early days, though, she remembers the camera crews were unsure what was going on. "I do remember the cameramen watching what had been a very slick show up until Acorn Antiques and then just thinking, 'Why is this bit so bad? Why is the scenery swaying in the background?'"

Choices

Bette Midler

1.

Bette Midler

Is that all there is?

Composer: Leiber and Stoller

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Jonathan & Darlene Edwards

2.

Castaway's favourite

Jonathan & Darlene Edwards

Tiptoe through the Tulips

Composer: Burke/Dubin

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Jimmy Shand

3.

Jimmy Shand

Mrs Cholmondeley's Reel

Composer: Trad

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Wynonna

4.

Wynonna

I'm So Lonesome I could Cry

Composer: Hank Williams, Sr.

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Fritz Kreisler

5.

Fritz Kreisler

Schön Rosmarin

Artist: Fritz Kreisler with the Victor Symphony Orchestra

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Barbara Windsor

6.

Barbara Windsor

It's Nicer in Nice

Composer: Leslie Bricusse

Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca Act 2 (finale)

Artist: Maria Callas & Tito Gobbi with the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra conducted by Georges Pretre.

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The Royal Artillery Orchestra conducted by Major Frank Renton, RA.

8.

The Royal Artillery Orchestra conducted by Major Frank Renton, RA.

March of the Toys

Composer: Victor Herbert Arr. F .A Renton

Book

The Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by

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Luxury item

A cut glass crystal chandelier with candles.

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