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Emma Thompson

Kirsty Young's castaway is actress and writer Emma Thompson.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Emma Thompson.

Sense and Sensibility, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing and Howards End are just a handful of her notable screen credits in a dazzling career that has seen her pick up Oscars for both acting and writing.

She appears to have pulled off that rare trick of being both a star and one of us - she famously keeps her brace of Oscars in the downstairs loo, still lives across the road from her mum and holidays in a cottage in Scotland where, she says, she and her husband spend a third of the year 'digging in like a pair of old potatoes.'

Record: Corarsik
Book: Homer's Odyssey
Luxury: A saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 2 Apr 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Patrick Doyle


      Orchestra: The Hungarian Studio Orchestra Conductor: Patrick Doyle

      • Corarsik.
      • Air Edel.
  • Eric Thompson

    Florence, It's a Lovely Morning from the film version of the Magic Roundabout – Dougal and the Blue Cat

    • Dougal and the Blue Cat.
    • MFP.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Ceremony of Carols

    Choir: The Choir of King’s College Cambridge Conductor: Sir David Willcocks

    • A Ceremony of Carols.
    • EMI.
  • Inti‐Illimani


    Artist: John Williams, Paco Pena

    • Leyenda.
    • CBS.
  • Tom Waits

    Hold On

    • Mule Variations.
    • Epitaph.
  • Us3 & Rahsaan


    • Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia).
    • Capitol.
  • Richard Lumsden

    Some of Your Planes

    • The Fall and Rise of Lenny Smallman.
    • Cloud Ten Music - PRIVATE TAPE.
  • Joe Cocker

    With a Little Help From My Friends

    • The Best of Woodstock.
    • Atlantic.
  • Book Choice

    • Odyssey - Homer

  • Luxury Choice

    • A saucepan - heavy bottomed with a removable handle


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Emma Thompson


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