Rhapsody in Blue
Composer: George Gershwin
Presented byKirsty Young
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]
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Performer: The Choir And Congregation Of The Royal Naval Chapel
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Performer: Andrew Timothy
Actor, Musician, Comedian
Roy Plomley's castaway is actress and musician Marti Caine.
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