Kathy appeared this morning on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs – one British institution meeting another. The radio show is a long-time favourite mostly because of its clever format: guests are asked to select eight records that they would take with them to a desert island, and those songs are used to gain insight into who they are and where they come from (they are also allowed a luxury item and a book). As ever, Kathy spoke honestly and movingly about her life and her experiences, including making peace with her alcoholic Dad before he died, her contentedness in living a single life, the pleasure of winning Best Actress at…
Kathy has spoken about with the fact that she spent the past 12 months extremely unwell and hasn’t been working as a result. She did an interview with Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand on Radio 2 and talked about catching the Clostridium difficle “superbug” while in hospital for an operation on her abdomen. Disturbingly, she apparently went through no less than three “near-death experiences” during the course of the year, but jokingly added that “I didn’t see any white light or nuns or anything.” The C.difficile bacteria occur naturally in the body but an infection – on the increase in hospitals in recent years – can result in massive overgrowth…
Kathy appeared on Jonathan Ross’ Radio 2 Saturday show yesterday, talking about The Quare Fellow, tea, her lodger Tom, life in general and why she prefers working on TV than in film. You can listen to it here, at least until 11 June, as this is a link to the most recent show rather than a permanent link. Soon as the BBC sticks up a permanent link, it’ll put it in the Media section.