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Marti Caine

Marti Caine

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Mar 1991

Actor, Musician

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]

Choices

George Gershwin

1.

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Orchestra: The London Philharmonic

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The Choir And Congregation Of The Royal Naval Chapel

2.

The Choir And Congregation Of The Royal Naval Chapel

People That On Earth Do Dwell

Andrew Timothy

3.

Andrew Timothy

The Shipping Forecast

Thornhall

4.

Thornhall

Snowfall

Choir: The Singers Unlimited

Tony Hancock

6.

Tony Hancock

Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour)

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Book

A DIY manual by

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Luxury item

Do-it-yourself solar-powered kit

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 10 Nov 1979

Actor, Musician, Comedian

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress and musician Marti Caine.

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