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June Whitfield

June Whitfield

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 29 Apr 1990

British comedy actor

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of the most familiar and best-loved figures of British comedy over the last 40 years - June Whitfield. Whether as Eth, with her boyfriend Ron, in the Glums in the 1950s, or June, with Terry Scott, in Terry and June, her consummate professionalism has brought laughter and fun to millions of people. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her early career as well as her most recent one as what has been described as Britain's answer to Jane Fonda, presenting a keep-fit TV programme for the over-60s.

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

Choices

Frank Sinatra

1.

Frank Sinatra

Luck Be My Lady Tonight

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Noël Coward

2.

Noël Coward

Alice Is At It Again

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Judy Garland

3.

Castaway's favourite

Judy Garland

The Trolley Song

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Giacomo Puccini

7.

Giacomo Puccini

Nessun dorma! (from Turandot)

Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti

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Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

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9.

10.

Book

A do-it-yourself manual by

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Luxury item

Supply of cocoa butter and hat

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 18 Aug 1973

British comedy actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedy actress June Whitfield.

Choices

Tony Hancock & Kenneth Williams

2.

Tony Hancock & Kenneth Williams

Wing Commander Hancock, Test Pilot (from Hancock's Half Hour)

Billy May's Big Fat Brass

5.

Billy May's Big Fat Brass

Solving The Riddle

Bing Crosby

6.

Bing Crosby

Moonlight Becomes You

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Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra

8.

Castaway's favourite

Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra

Well Did You Evah?

9.

10.

Book

Do-it-yourself manual by

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Luxury item

Tape recorder

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