Bruce Forsyth

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This week's castaway on Desert Island Discs may be nearing 70, but he knows how to play The Generation Game. Bruce Forsyth is one of the great all-rounders - television host, pianist, dancer and comedian.

He began performing as a child, tap-dancing on the roof of his father's lock-up garages. But, as he tells Sue Lawley, his big night came when he was asked to compere Sunday Night at the Palladium. He has spent more than five decades in showbiz, progressing from Boy Bruce the Mighty Atom, to probably the most successful game show host on television. To quote one of his own famous catchphrases, "Didn't he do well?"

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: I'll Never Love This Way Again by Dionne Warwick
Book: The collected works by Omar Khayyam
Luxury: Sand iron (golf club)

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40 minutes

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Fri 4 Jul 1997 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestBruce Forsyth

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