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Petula Clark

Sue Lawley's castaway is singer Petula Clark.

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]

Favourite track: Piano Concerto 21 in C K 467 - Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Book: A title by Peter Ustinov
Luxury: Her piano

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Petula Clark

    Tell Me It's Not True

  • Morriston Orpheus Choir

    Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Fathers)

    • Land Of My Fathers.
    • Grasmere.
  • Annie Lennox

    No More I Love You's

    • No More I Love Yous.
    • RCA.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Symphony No 3 Symphony No 3 Opus 36

    Soloist: Dawn Upshaw Choir: The London Sinfonietta Chorus

    • Gorecki: Symphony No 3.
    • Elektra.
  • Quincy Jones

    Birdland

    • Back On The Block.
    • Qwest.
  • The Doobie Brothers

    What A Fool Believes

    • Minute By Minute.
    • Warner Brothers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg variations

    Soloist: Glenn Gould

    • The Glenn Gould Legacy.
    • CBS.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

      Soloist: Howard Shelley Orchestra: The London Mozart Players

      • Piano Concertos Vol 6.
      • Chandos.
  • Book Choice

    • A title - Peter Ustinov

  • Luxury Choice

    • Her piano

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Petula Clark

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