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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

Performer: Petula Clark

Others who chose this artist

Morriston Orpheus Choir

2.

Morriston Orpheus Choir

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers)

Performer: Morriston Orpheus Choir

Others who chose this artist

Annie Lennox

3.

Annie Lennox

No More I Love You's

Performer: Annie Lennox

Others who chose this artist

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

4.

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

Symphony No 3 Symphony No 3 Opus 36

Composer: Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

Others who chose this artist

Quincy Jones

5.

Quincy Jones

Birdland

Performer: Quincy Jones

Others who chose this artist

The Doobie Brothers

6.

The Doobie Brothers

What A Fool Believes

Performer: The Doobie Brothers

Others who chose this artist

Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Others who chose this artist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

8.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Others who chose this artist

Book

A title by Peter Ustinov

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Her piano

Others who chose a similar luxury

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 20 Feb 1982

Actor, Singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Petula Clark.

Choices

Peggy Lee

1.

Peggy Lee

Black Coffee

Performer: Peggy Lee

Others who chose this artist

The Brecker Brothers

2.

The Brecker Brothers

Straphangin'

Performer: The Brecker Brothers

Others who chose this artist

Richard Strauss

4.

Castaway's favourite

Richard Strauss

Ein Heldenleben

Composer: Richard Strauss

Others who chose this artist

Freddie Hubbard Ensemble

5.

Freddie Hubbard Ensemble

Lazy Afternoon

Performer: Freddie Hubbard Ensemble

The Doobie Brothers

6.

The Doobie Brothers

What A Fool Believes

Performer: The Doobie Brothers

Others who chose this artist

Apollo Victoria Cast

7.

Apollo Victoria Cast

So Long, Farewell

Performer: Apollo Victoria Cast

Lena Horne

8.

Lena Horne

I Got A Name

Performer: Lena Horne

Others who chose this artist

Book

Short Stories by John Steinbeck

Others who chose this author

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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)

Performer: Debbie Reynolds

Others who chose this artist

Jack Pleis

2.

Jack Pleis

Story of the Stars

Performer: Jack Pleis

Others who chose this artist

Champ Butler

3.

Champ Butler

Dear, Dear, Dear

Performer: Champ Butler

Maurice Ravel

4.

Maurice Ravel

La Valse

Composer: Maurice Ravel

Others who chose this artist

Jo Stafford

5.

Jo Stafford

A Friend of Johnny's

Performer: Jo Stafford

Others who chose this artist

Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

6.

Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

Gipsy Fiddler

Performer: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Jimmy Young

7.

Jimmy Young

Life's Desire

Performer: Jimmy Young

Others who chose this artist

Jo Stafford

8.

Jo Stafford

Temptation

Performer: Jo Stafford

Others who chose this artist

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