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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

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

Composer: George Gershwin

Others who chose this artist

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

Performer: The Choir And Congregation Of The Royal Naval Chapel

Andrew Timothy

3.

Andrew Timothy

The Shipping Forecast

Performer: Andrew Timothy

Thornhall

4.

Thornhall

Snowfall

Performer: Thornhall

Toto

5.

Toto

Rosanna

Performer: Toto

Others who chose this artist

Tony Hancock

6.

Tony Hancock

Test Pilot Sketch (from Hancock's Half Hour)

Performer: Tony Hancock

Others who chose this artist

Helen Reddy

7.

Helen Reddy

Showbiz

Performer: Helen Reddy

Others who chose this artist

Dave Grusin

8.

Castaway's favourite

Dave Grusin

Thanksong

Performer: Dave Grusin

Others who chose this artist

Book

A DIY manual by

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Do-it-yourself solar-powered kit

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 10 Nov 1979

Actor, Musician, Comedian

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

Choices

The Manhattan Transfer

1.

The Manhattan Transfer

Birdland

Performer: The Manhattan Transfer

Others who chose this artist

Bing Crosby

2.

Bing Crosby

Dance, Ballerina, Dance

Others who chose this artist

Elton John

3.

Elton John

Tonight

Performer: Elton John

Others who chose this artist

Peggy Lee

4.

Peggy Lee

Some Cats Know

Performer: Peggy Lee

Others who chose this artist

The Modern Jazz Quartet

5.

The Modern Jazz Quartet

England's Carol

Performer: The Modern Jazz Quartet

Others who chose this artist

The Brothers Johnson

6.

The Brothers Johnson

Q

Performer: The Brothers Johnson

Others who chose this artist

The Singers Unlimited

7.

The Singers Unlimited

Snowfall

Performer: The Singers Unlimited

Others who chose this artist

Marshall Hain

8.

Castaway's favourite

Marshall Hain

Coming Home

Performer: Marshall Hain

Others who chose this artist

Book

Glory Road by Robert Heinlein

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Bath with solar-heated water and bubble bath

Others who chose a similar luxury

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