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Gorden Kaye

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Gorden Kaye.

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is actor Gorden Kaye. Lovers of British situation comedy knew him a long time ago as a familiar supporting figure in It Ain't Half Hot, Mum and Are You Being Served?, but for most people he has only one part: that of the French cafe owner Rene Artois in 'Allo 'Allo. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his childhood years in Yorkshire, his love of comedy and natural talent for it, and the loyalty of his audience through good and bad times.

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

Favourite track: Hallelujah Chorus by George Frideric Handel
Book: This Is Your Life by Gorden Kaye
Luxury: A clock given to him for turning on the Oxford lights

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Dec 1991 09:05

Music Played

  • Stephen Sondheim

    What Would We Do Without You

    Artist: The Cast of Company

    • Company Soundtrack.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Frideric Handel

      Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

      Choir: The Huddersfield Choral Society Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Conductor: Charles MacKerras Ensemble: The Huddersfield Choral Society

      • RPO.
  • The Beatles


    • Help!.
    • Parlophone.
  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

    • Beach Boys.
    • EMI.
  • Julia McKenzie

    Broadway Baby

    • Side By Side.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Thomas Beecham

    • EMI.
  • Rose Marie

    Just One More Chance

    • Just One More Chance.
    • Telstar.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Losing My Mind

    Soloist: Barbara Cook Orchestra: The New York Philharmonic Conductor: Paul Gemignani

    • Follies.
    • RCA Classics.
  • Book Choice

    • This Is Your Life - Gorden Kaye

  • Luxury Choice

    • A clock given to him for turning on the Oxford lights


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Gorden Kaye


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