Desmond Carrington

Desmond Carrington

Desmond Carrington

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Desmond Carrington (born 23 May 1926) is a UK-based actor and broadcaster, currently best-known for his on BBC Radio 2. His show went out on Sundays for 23 years from 1981 to 2004, when it moved to Tuesdays - then to Fridays. He currently lives in Perthshire, Scotland.

Carrington's first professional stage appearance was in 1942, when he played Cockney schoolboy Roberts in James Hilton's play Goodbye, Mr. Chips at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, opposite Noel Johnson, as Mr Chips - Johnston was the radio voice of Dick Barton. Carrington was conscripted into the army a year later. At the end of World War II he joined a British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) radio station in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). He returned to the UK a few years later and worked as a radio producer as well as acting in a couple of and on TV, where he became well-known as Dr Anderson in Emergency-Ward 10. He also starred in two of the thirteen A Case For Dr. Morelle radio shows, in 1957, with Cecil Parker, as the lead.

His radio shows generally have a specific theme expanded on in the second 1/2 hour, although occasionally Carrington will do a 'composer special', where every song has been written by a specific composer or lyricist.He introduces every show with the greeting "Evening all, from home in Perthshire," and then ends the show by saying "All right, Sam (his cat), you can go out in a...
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