Arts & Culture
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. Tonight Clare Teal celebrates the music Desmond played and the old school charm he exuded. With the help of contributions from Petula Clark, John Alderton, Jim Moir, Mark Radcliffe, Ken Bruce, producer Dave Aylott and Jeremy Vine 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, she will look back over his long, varied and distinguished career as an actor and broadcaster.