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Bob Monkhouse

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 20 December 1998

Sue Lawley's castaway this morning is the comedian and television host Bob Monkhouse. He began his career as a schoolboy writing jokes for established comedians. Later he became a gag writer for radio. But it was television which made his name. From the Golden Shot to Bob's Full House, he reckons he's hosted more than 27 different shows.

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

Favourite track: Adagio for Strings, Opus 11 by Samuel Barber
Book: The Adventures of Alice by Lewis Carroll
Luxury: Clarinet

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Stormy Weather

    Embraceable You, EMI

  • Image for Vaughn Monroe

    Vaughn Monroe Racing With the Moon

    The Best of Vaughan Monroe, RCA Victor

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortellier

    Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole etc., Chandos

  • Image for Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber Adagio For Strings

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

    Works by Strauss etc., Cala

  • Image for Jonathan & Darlene Edwards

    Jonathan & Darlene Edwards Ain't She Sweet

    Sing Along with Jonathan and Darlene Edwards, RCA

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - 4th movement (Adagietto)

    Orchestra: l’Orchestre de l’Academie de Sainte Cecile

    Mort a Venise, Sony

  • Image for Michael Feinstein

    Michael Feinstein You Are There

    Forever, Elektra

  • Image for Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

    Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea

    Performer: Bob Monkhouse and London Cast

    The Boys from Syracuse, Decca

Credits

Presenter
Sue Lawley

Broadcasts

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