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Peggy Mount

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Peggy Mount.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the actress Peggy Mount. Now 80 years old, and about to play the nanny in Uncle Vanya at Chichester this summer, she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her long and distinguished career as one of the nation's favourite battleaxes. With her booming voice, and imposing figure, playing parts like the nurse in Romeo and Juliet and the headmistress in The Happiest Days of your Life, she has earned the affection of millions.

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

Favourite track: Portrait Of My Love by Matt Munro
Book: Diary by Noel Coward
Luxury: Tea in abundance

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Jun 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra

    Well, Did You Evah?

    Artist: Frank Sinatra

    • Sinatra 80th - All The Best.
    • Capitol Records.
  • Paul Robeson

    Ma Curly-Headed Baby

    • The Glorious Voice Of Paul Robeson.
    • EMI.
  • Elisabeth Welch

    Always

    • Elizabeth Welch Sings Irving Berlin.
    • Thats Entertainment.
  • Dorothy Squires & Russ Conway

    Say It With Flowers

    • The Best Of Dorothy Squires.
    • EMI.
  • Judy Garland

    You Made Me Love You

    • Judy Garland.
    • MCA.
  • Johnny Mathis

    A Time For Us

    • 16 Most Requested Songs.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Matt Monro

      Portrait Of My Love

      • Two Way Family Favourites.
      • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    At Juliet's Bedside (from Romeo and Juliet)

    Conductor: Algis Zuraitis Orchestra: Bolshoi Orchestra

    • Romeo and Juliet.
    • Classics For Pleasure.
  • Book Choice

    • Diary - Noel Coward

  • Luxury Choice

    • Tea in abundance

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