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Desert Island Discs

From Hollywood to Hansard

Glenda Jackson circa 1970. Silver Screen Collection/Getty

People often told the Oscar-winning actress turned Labour MP Glenda Jackson, who died on Thursday aged 87, that she’d “just exchanged one form of theatre for another”. If that’s the case, she told Sue Lawley in a 1998 episode of Desert Island Discs, “the House of Commons is under-rehearsed, badly lit and the acoustic is terrible.”

🎵 Nutbush City Limits, Ike & Tina Turner
🎵 Symphony of Psalms, Igor Stravinsky
🎵 Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
🎵 The Chairman Dances, John Adams
🎵 Symphony No. 7 in C major, Dmitry Shostakovich
🎵 Libera me, Benjamin Britten
🎵 Superstition, Stevie Wonder
🎵 Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Michael Tippett

📕 The History and Creation of a Japanese Sand Garden
🎁 A bath