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Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason

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First broadcast: Sun 11 Mar 2012

Comedian

Kirsty Young's castaway is the American comedian Jackie Mason.

His one-man shows have been pulling in audiences for more than fifty years. Like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather before him, he trained initially as a rabbi - and quickly acquired a reputation for being very funny.

"The people who heard my sermons kept saying to me; 'Rabbi, why aren't you a comedian?' I said to myself, maybe I should take the hint."

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Perry Como

1.

Perry Como

Accentuate the Positive

Composer: Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer

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Dinah Washington

2.

Dinah Washington

Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Composer: P. F Webster and S Fain

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Manfred Lewandowsky

3.

Manfred Lewandowsky

Kol Nidre

Patsy Cline

4.

Castaway's favourite

Patsy Cline

Wayward Wind

Composer: Lebowsky and Newman

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Crystal Gayle

5.

Crystal Gayle

Cry

Composer: Kohlman

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Timi Yuro

6.

Timi Yuro

It Must Be Him

Composer: Gilbert Becaud / Hal David / Maurice Vidalin

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The Platters

7.

The Platters

My Prayer

Composer: Georges Boulanger & Jimmy Kennedy

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Susan Boyle

8.

Susan Boyle

I Dreamed a Dream

Composer: Boublil, Kretzmer, Schonberg

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Book

Complete Works by Sholem Aleichem

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Luxury item

An easy chair

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