David talks to Anne Reid during lockdown to talk about playing Celia in Last Tango in Halifax. TV viewers will also be familiar with Anne’s large body of work with Victoria Wood - perhaps most famously playing Jean in dinnerladies. She was BAFTA nominated for her role in the 2003 film The Mother with Daniel Craig and has appeared on stage at the NT and in the West End in The York Realist, Hedda Gabler, Happy Now and Into the Woods. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Anne Reid Rather Dislikes Her Stubborn Lady Denham
Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode Eight of the First Season of *Sanditon * Actor Anne Reid is quick to remind anyone listening that her Sanditon character, Lady Denham, is a terrible, grouchy miser. But the actor herself is anything but, and her interview here is a charming farewell to the first season of the series.
Anne Reid, Gemma Whelan, Edith Bowman, Ben Bailey Smith, SOAK, Debris & Jammz, Athena Kugblenu, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and Athena Kugblenu are joined by Anne Reid, Gemma Whelan, Ben Bailey Smith and Edith Bowman for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy. With music from SOAK and Debris & Jammz.
Anne Reid joins Aasmah Mir and the Reverend Richard Coles. After becoming a household name as Coronation Street's Valerie Barlow, Anne's varied career has seen her seducing Daniel Craig in The Mother, and playing Celia in Last Tango in Halifax. Now Anne talks about fulfilling another ambition, by singing in her one women show.JP Devlin meets listener Jayne Moore who set up Greensted Hedgehog Rescue in Norfolk.Listener Andrew Morris talks about his science discussion group, which aims to show science is for everyone.Ros Hubbard gives us a glimpse into the world of casting. Ros's first big success came with The Commitments and she has gone on to discover stars including Orlando Bloom.Wildlife film-maker Gordon Buchanan has come face to face with many of the planet's biggest predators. He shares his Inheritance Tracks: DIVORCE sung by Tammy Wynette and Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.Listener Ade Clewlow explains why he traced scientist Sandor Görög, who was hidden by his father in a monastery in Hungary to avoid being rounded up by the Nazis in 1944.Anne Reid will be appearing in Kings of Broadway at the Palace Theatre in London on 29th November.Producer Claire BartleetEditor Karen Dalziel.
Barbara Winton, Lord Alf Dubs, Anne Reid, Dr John C Taylor, Lottie Muir
Libby Purves meets Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport rescue mission; Lord Alf Dubs who was one of the rescued children; actor Anne Reid; inventor Dr John C Taylor and horticulturalist and mixologist Lottie Muir.Dr John C Taylor OBE is an inventor, businessman and collector. He recently designed a new chronophage clock featuring a dragon that waves its tail and swallows a single pearl at the top of every hour. He holds 400 patents and an estimated two billion appliances use his designs including the cordless kettle. The Dragon Chronophage will be showcased at Design Shanghai.Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939. Barbara's biography tells the story of her father's daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK. One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs. Sir Winton has received several honours including a knighthood and the Czech Republic's highest civilian honour - the Order of the White Lion. If it's not Impossible - The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador.Anne Reid MBE is a film, television and theatre actor. She stars in the BBC One series Last Tango In Halifax, a one-off production of A Little Night Music and will soon reprise her role in the cabaret show Just in Time. After graduating from RADA, she played Valerie Barlow in Coronation Street for over a decade. She received a BAFTA nomination for her role in the film The Mother opposite Daniel Craig. A Little Night Music is at the Palace Theatre, London and Just in Time is at Crazy Coqs, London.Lottie Muir is a horticulturalist and mixologist who is known as the Cocktail Gardener. She runs workshops demonstrating how to make botanical cocktails from foraged ingredients. She created a community garden on the rooftop of the Brunel Museum where she now runs the Midnight Apothecary cocktail bar. The next Wild Drinks Workshop with the Cocktail Gardener is at the Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Terrace in Shoreditch, London.Producer: Paula McGinley.
Actress Anne Reid is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.For a long time the bedrock of Anne Reid's successful career seemed to be her perfectly nuanced portrayal of a variety of northern mums - what she calls "skirt and jumper roles". Her first major role was playing Valerie Tatlock in Coronation Street - her character's funeral was watched by millions.In 2003 the skirt and the jumper came off when she and Daniel Craig starred in the highly acclaimed movie The Mother, about a frumpy looking woman in her late 60s who passionately seduces her daughter's boyfriend.Anne Reid has appeared in Victoria Wood's comedy series Dinnerladies and is currently playing Celia in BBC drama Last Tango in Halifax about two widowed septuagenarians finding love again.She says, "...inner talent gives you that ease. It's not a remarkable thing - just a knack that gives you a very nice life."Producer: Paula McGinley.