Dawn French requests Bryn Terfel for funeral

Dawn French has joked that she would like Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel to sing the Vicar of Dibley theme music, Howard Goodall's The Lord is My Shepherd, at her funeral.

Dawn French

In a laughter-filled interview with Nick Ferrari, to be broadcast on Classic FM tomorrow evening, the Vicar of Dibley star says of Goodall’s The Lord is My Shepherd:
“I love that arrangement… that brings back such fantastic memories, but what I think I know as a surety is, that is going to be played at my funeral, isn’t it?! I’m pretty sure it is…”

French tells Ferrari that she would particularly like Bryn Terfel to sing the Vicar of Dibley theme music at her funeral, but says: “I don’t know Bryn. I’d better get to know him before I request such a thing.”

In The Classic FM Interview, Ferrari also asks French what she thinks of comedy and comedians today, about her recently published first novel, her upbringing and ex-husband Lenny Henry.

Listen to the complete interview with Dawn French on The Classic FM Interview on Saturday 6 November at 9pm.