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Petula Clark

Petula Clark

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 24 Dec 1995

Actor, Singer

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is an entertainer who has managed to captivate a generation. Petula Clark will be talking to Sue Lawley about how the British still perceive her as 'our pet' since her early singing days when she was chosen to sing in Trafalgar Square on VE night. Now, arguably the biggest female recording star Britain has ever produced, she is about to take on the lead role in Sunset Boulevard in the West End. In between, hits like The Little Shoemaker, Down Town and Don't Sleep in the Subway ensured she became an international star as well - captivating audiences in America and France.

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

Choices

Petula Clark

1.

Petula Clark

Tell Me It's Not True

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Morriston Orpheus Choir

2.

Morriston Orpheus Choir

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers)

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Annie Lennox

3.

Annie Lennox

No More I Love You's

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Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

4.

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

Symphony No 3 Symphony No 3 Opus 36

Soloist: Dawn Upshaw Choir: The London Sinfonietta Chorus

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Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations

Soloist: Glenn Gould

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major - 2nd movement

Soloist: Howard Shelley Orchestra: The London Mozart Players

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9.

10.

Book

A title by Peter Ustinov

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Luxury item

Her piano

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 20 Feb 1982

Actor, Singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Petula Clark.

Choices

Richard Strauss

4.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Strauss

Ein Heldenleben

Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra Conductor: Lorin Maazel

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Freddie Hubbard Ensemble

5.

Freddie Hubbard Ensemble

Lazy Afternoon

Apollo Victoria Cast

7.

Apollo Victoria Cast

So Long, Farewell

9.

10.

Book

Short Stories by John Steinbeck

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Wed 02 May 1951

Singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is singer Petula Clark.

Choices

Debbie Reynolds

1.

Debbie Reynolds

Aba Daba Honeymoon (from Two Weeks With Love)

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Champ Butler

3.

Champ Butler

Dear, Dear, Dear

Maurice Ravel

4.

Maurice Ravel

La Valse

Orchestra: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

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Jo Stafford

8.

Jo Stafford

Temptation

Artist: Red Ingle and the Natural Seven

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