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2/4. A rare treat for fans of singer, actress and songwriter Petula Clark. In four shows, compiled from a 20-hour weekend chat with her old friend
Desmond Carrington at his home in Scotland, Clark talks candidly about her personal life and her formidable seven-decade-long career. Born in 1932, she had her own radio series by 1943 and hit the big screen a year later. She was a star of early television and has had notable success in West
End and Broadway musicals. But her legacy rests primarily in the musical recordings, of which there are over a thousand.
This instalment recalls the international fame and work resulting from her 1964 signature classic Downtown.


Petula Clark.
Desmond Carrington

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