Sunday, 23 January 2011

Listen: Betty Driver on Desert Island Discs

The wonderful Betty Driver, who plays Coronation Street's Betty Williams, was on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs this morning, Sunday 23 January.  It was wonderful.  Betty gave a very candid interview about her private life and I urge you to listen to it if you've missed it.

Listen to it online here.

8 comments:

DavidS said...

Aw, I wish I'd noticed she was on... I enjoy DID but it's one of those programmes where I keep forgetting it's on so I only tend it to catch it sporadically. So thanks for the heads-up, will definitely have a listen.

Tvor said...

Ooh i'm having a listen now. It's wonderful!

seapenguin said...

Missed it this morning, but will definitely listen online. Love Betty.

corrierules said...

The Daily Mail ran an article on Ms. Driver's interview. My heart broke when I read the details of her upbringing. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1349735/Coronation-Street-star-Betty-Driver-reveals-heartbreak-loveless-childhood-Desert-Island-Discs.html

John in Cincinnati said...

It was a lovely programme. Miss Betty was lovely to listen to, but such a dreadful childhood. Contrary to what she thinks of herself, she has a lovely singing voice!!

Anonymous said...

Betty's Desert Island Discs in full:

http://bit.ly/fPWRxw

She has spoken about her unhappy childhood many times before and detailed it in her 2000 autobiography, written with Daran Little.

John Tomlinson said...

So nice to read so many supportive comments about Betty in the Daily Mail's reader comments section. A "National Treasure" indeed.

seapenguin said...

Must get hold of the autobiography, thanks for that.

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