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A Real Gentleman


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The late Roy Plomley spent most of his working life in radio, beginning as an announcer with Radio Normandy. His work for the BBC included chairing One Minute Please, Many a Slip and Round Britain Quiz, as well as the long-running series, Desert Island Discs. John Mortimer presents a tribute to this much-loved broadcaster with help from friends and colleagues, including Elisabeth Welch, Leslie Perowne, Michael Gaunt, Ian Messiter and Irene Thomas, and he plays the eight records Roy probably would have taken to his own mythical island.
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Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Leslie Perowne
Unknown: Michael Gaunt
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Irene Thomas

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