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article imageReview: ‘Desmond Carrington — The Music Goes Round’ Special

By Alexander Baron     Feb 26, 2013 in Entertainment
Perth - If you like music, clothes or humour, this programme is for you. If you like all three, you will be triply blessed by its light-hearted romp through the years.
Yes, strangely enough, Desmond Carrington: The Music Goes Round does appear to be the actual title of this BBC Radio 2 series. This episode is called Clothes, but grab it fast, because it ain't gonna be there much longer.
Desmond Carrington was born in 1926, so unlike most of you reading this he can remember when many of the songs he plays herein were first released. That needn't detract from your enjoyment though, as he provides commentary where appropriate, even if some of his comments might be regarded as inappropriate by your vicar.
The programme mostly speaks for itself - if you'll excuse the split infinitive - here you can learn from Ken Dodd - who is nearly as old as Carrington - why Adam was naked in the Garden of Eden; you can also learn why Andy Stewart "forgot" his trousers, and who is Venus in blue jeans. No, her surname is not Williams, this one was strutting her stuff 22 years before that young lady picked up her first tennis racket.
All good clean fun, well, mostly clean, there is at least one song here that fell foul of the censor, but that was a good few years before Kenneth Tynan first used the dreaded F word on TV. Nowadays as the man said, anything goes.
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