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Lady Redgrave

Sue Lawley's castaway is actress Lady Redgrave.

This week's Desert Island Discs castaway is someone who now sits at the head of one of this country's most famous theatrical dynasties - the remarkable Redgraves. But Lady Redgrave, as Rachel Kempson, is also a highly-regarded actress in her own right - still treading the boards at the age of 78 - and she'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her long career on the stage, her marriage to Sir Michael Redgrave and the pitfalls and pleasures of a family which now encompasses three generations of acting talent.

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

Favourite track: If The Heart Of A Man by Michael Redgrave
Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Luxury: Case of champagne

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 May 1989 09:05

Music Played

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  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major 'Trout'

    Soloist: Louis Kentner Orchestra: The Hungarian String Quartet

    • Schubert:Quintet In A Major.
    • Turnabout.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music - Andante

    Orchestra: The City Of London Sinfonia

    • Handel: Water Music.
    • IMP.
  • Castaway's Favourite

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons - Spring

    Soloist: Viktoria Mullova Orchestra: The Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

    • Vivaldi: Four Seasons.
    • Philips.
  • Richard Harris

    What Do The Simple Folk Do?

    Artist: Vanessa Redgrave

    • Camelot.
    • Warner Brothers.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Adam lay i-bounden (from Ceremony of Carols)

    Choir: Westminster Choir

    • Britten: Ceremony Of Carols.
    • Hyperion.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

    Orchestra: The Orchestra Of Academy Of St Cecilia

    • Death In Venice.
    • Classics For Pleasure.
  • Jules Massenet

    Werther Overture

    Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)

    • Massenet: Werther.
    • Philips.
  • Book Choice

    • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

  • Luxury Choice

    • Case of champagne


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Rachel Kempson


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