Imagine My Frustration
Performer: Ella Fitzgerald
Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is Brian Rix. For many years he brought farce to a large and appreciative audience - dropping his trousers thousands of times for the benefit of television viewers and theatre-goers. He was one of the most successful actor-managers that Britain has produced. But, more than 30 years ago, he called a halt to his first career to devote himself to altering legislation and attitudes towards disability. His eldest child, Shelley, was born with Down's syndrome and her birth prompted him towards his extraordinary second career. As a campaigner and fundraiser he has been described as having done more for people with learning disabilities than possibly anyone else in the country.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Performer: Tommy Watt and his Orchestra
Dump Truck Baby
Performer: JC Jamma
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Brian Rix.
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