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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Desmond Carrington Show To End Reply with quote

Just heard Desmond announce, rather emotionally, that he is giving up at the end of October. Sad news but he is 90.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/desmond-carrington

I had no idea he had been ill last Christmas.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Helen, it seems that nobody knew, not even BBC Management. What a lovely broadcaster he is. He is sounding frail these days but at the same time his voice is so youthful. He is truly one of the "greats". I first heard him when I was a devotee of "Movie-Go-Round on Sunday afternoons.

Did you ever hear a wonderful edition of The Music Goes Round when he and David Jacobs presented it between them to celebrate their respective big birthdays at the ages of, I think, 70?? It was great fun, they chatted about their early days when they first knew each other in Sri Lanka in the 1940s and played lovely music.

I hope it will be repeated sometime in the future.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I did hear the edition with David Jacobs Eileen, it certainly rings a bell.

My first recolletion of Desmond was from Emergeny Ward 10 when he was one of the doctors, can't remember what his name was. I also saw him in a play at Newcastle Theatre Royal with my Mum around 1965. I've no idea what it was though!

He'll be missed that is for sure. I love the way Simon Mayo refers to him as 'hot Rockin Desmond Carrington' when he name checks the show every Friday night as well!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is sad news. I'll miss Desmond on Fridays, such a natural broadcaster.

I also remember Desmond on Movie Go Round and Emergency, Ward 10.

Paul Donovan writing in the Sunday Times mentions this, as well as rumours that Brian Matthew may be retiring, he is 88 after all, and Tony Blackburne may be returning
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Paul Donovan this morning as well Number Six. Interesting about Tony Blackburn..........

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clare Teal has just included a very delightful tribute to Desmond as it was he who got her onto Radio 2.

Apparently he heard her being interviewed by Russell Davies, liked the sound of her and rang the Radio 2 Controller at the time (Lesley Douglas). He invited Clare up to his home in Scotland and spent a lot of time with great patience teaching her the art of broadcasting.

On LA it would be about 90 minutes into the programme.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when she first broadcast Eileen, I think it was the Friday night after 7pm slot from memory. I'll listen again to her tribute.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I think I did hear the edition with David Jacobs Eileen, it certainly rings a bell.

My first recolletion of Desmond was from Emergeny Ward 10 when he was one of the doctors, can't remember what his name was. I also saw him in a play at Newcastle Theatre Royal with my Mum around 1965. I've no idea what it was though!

He'll be missed that is for sure. I love the way Simon Mayo refers to him as 'hot Rockin Desmond Carrington' when he name checks the show every Friday night as well!

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Mine too,Helen. Out of curiosity I looked up his name ....it was Dr Chris Anderson.Smile

Looking at the cast there are some other famous names there...Albert Finney,John Alderton,Frazer Hines and Caroline Blakiston who is currently playing Aunt Agatha in Poldark.

Sorry to hear that Desmond's programme is finishing at the end of October...I wish him well.
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