My Old Dutch
Composer: Chas Ingle Artist: Peter Sellers
This is an archive edition of Desert Island Discs. What follows is what was said about the programme at the time:
Sue Lawley's castaway this week has celebrated more than 50 years as a professional performer - he's the comedian and singer Harry Secombe.
At 76, he can still hit the cruel Cs, although these days he turns puce with the effort. He can still make an audience laugh itself silly and numbers Prince Charles among his many fans. He's most definitely the best raspberry-blower in the business. Today he recalls the early days of The Goon Show with Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine. He remembers the nights spent in review alongside those Windmill girls dressed only in beads - "and most of those were sweat". And he describes how presenting Highway and Songs of Praise has left him feeling humble.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds
Composer: Belmont Choir: London Emmanuel Choir
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Goon Show comedian, Singer
Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and comedian Harry Secombe.
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