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Marti Caine

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 24 March 1991

This week's castaway in Desert Island Discs is the entertainer Marti Caine. Although her public life is one as comedienne, television presenter, star of a sit-com series, singer and glamorous pantomime performer, Marti Caine's private life is one that is very different. Her father died when she was seven, she was taken into care before she was 10, her first marriage broke up, and then, about four years ago, she was diagnosed as suffering from cancer of the lymph glands. She talks about the way in which she's coped with all these things and the way her sense of humour helped her through.

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

Favourite track: Thanksong by Dave Grusin
Book: A DIY manual
Luxury: Do-it-yourself solar-powered kit

Music Played

8 items
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    George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

    Orchestra: The London Philharmonic

    Works By Prokofiev Ravel & Gershwin, EMI

  • The Choir And Congregation Of The Royal Naval Chapel People That On Earth Do Dwell

    Sing With Us/20 Favourite Hymns, Abbey

  • Andrew Timothy The Shipping Forecast

    BBC Home Service 1956, BBC Radioplay

  • Thornhall Snowfall

    Choir: The Singers Unlimited

    The Singers Unlimited/ Four Of Us, Basf

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Toto/ Past To Present (1977-1990), CBS

  • Image for Tony Hancock

    Tony Hancock Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour)

    Golden Hour Of Tony Hancock, Golden Hour

  • Image for Helen Reddy

    Helen Reddy Showbiz

    Helen Reddy/Free And Easy, Capitol Records

  • Image for Dave Grusin

    Dave Grusin Thanksong

    Dave Grusin/Mountain Dance, GRP

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