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Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 03 Jun 1990

Comedian

Tickling sticks, diddy men, Knotty Ash - all these can mean but one thing: that this week's Desert Island Discs castaway is comedian Ken Dodd. Though his professional debut took place some 36 years ago, Mr Dodd still proclaims himself a mere spring chicken of 35 or, at a pinch, 36. As befits most jesters, he has had his share of troubles along with the laughter. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his library of books on humour, the loyalty of his audience through good and bad times and his early years in Knotty Ash, where he still lives in his childhood home.

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

Choices

Perry Como

1.

Castaway's favourite

Perry Como

For The Good Times

Performer: Perry Como

Others who chose this artist

Al Jolson

2.

Al Jolson

My Mammy

Performer: Al Jolson

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Frank Sinatra

3.

Frank Sinatra

You Make Me Feel So Young

Performer: Frank Sinatra

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Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

4.

Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

Love Is Like A Violin

Performer: Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

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Nat King Cole

5.

Nat King Cole

I Wish You Love

Performer: Nat King Cole

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Ruggero Leoncavallo

6.

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Pagliacci

Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo

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Stevie Wonder

7.

Stevie Wonder

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Performer: Stevie Wonder

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Richard Heuberger

8.

Richard Heuberger

Im Chambre Separee (from Der Opernball)

Composer: Richard Heuberger

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Book

Times Atlas of the World by

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Luxury item

A box of scented soap

Others who chose a similar luxury

There is only a short clip of this programme. Why?

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 13 Jul 1963

Comedian

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Ken Dodd.

Choices

Peggy Lee

1.

Peggy Lee

The Folks Who Live on the Hill

Performer: Peggy Lee

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Pacemakers

2.

Pacemakers

How Do You Do It?

Performer: Pacemakers

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Peter Dawson

3.

Castaway's favourite

Peter Dawson

The Floral Dance

Performer: Peter Dawson

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Frédéric Chopin

4.

Frédéric Chopin

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66

Soloist: Raymond Lewenthal

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Al Jolson

5.

Al Jolson

My Mammy

Performer: Al Jolson

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Richard Heuberger

6.

Richard Heuberger

Im Chambre Separee (from Der Opernball)

Composer: Richard Heuberger

Others who chose this artist

Frank Sinatra

7.

Frank Sinatra

Our Love is Here to Stay

Performer: Frank Sinatra

Others who chose this artist

Beniamino Gigli

8.

Beniamino Gigli

O Sole Mio

Performer: Beniamino Gigli

Others who chose this artist

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