BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast a special programme as a tribute to Desmond Carrington.
“Desmond Carrington – All Time Great” will air on Wednesday 1st February at 10pm with Clare Teal celebrating the music Desmond played.
With contributions from Petula Clark, John Alderton, Jim Moir, Mark Radcliffe, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, his long-time producer Dave Aylott among others, plus archive clips of Desmond’s work on the BBC and the Armed Forces dating back to 1945, including his memories with lifelong friend the late David Jacobs, Clare looks back over his long, varied career as an actor and broadcaster.
For over 70 years Desmond Carrington has been a part of the lives of millions who’ve tuned in to enjoy that famous velvet voice and his warm and sparkling company. For his faithful audience, Desmond managed that rare trick. He became more than a man with a microphone. He became a friend.
Desmond turned 90 in May last year and retired on the 28th October 2016. He had been presenting his show, The Music Goes Round (originally called All Time Greats) since October, 1981.