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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Desmond Carrington,90, hangs up his headphones. Final Friday night BBC Radio 2 Music Goes Round programme scheduled for Friday 28 October...

Desmond Carrington,


BBC News are reporting that veteran broadcaster Desmond Carrington, 90,  is to hang up his headphones and bid goodbye to  BBC Radio 2, bringing a 70-year broadcast career to a close.

Desmond who was 90 in May, is set to broadcast his final The Music Goes Round programme on Friday 28 October. 2016.


"I wasn't too well after my 90th birthday and it has been a bit difficult to carry on. So reluctantly, but I hope sensibly, I'm going to hang up my headphones at the end of October and say 'enough is enough,'" he told listeners.  Seventy years on the air since 1945 isn't a bad record, and it is now time to welcome someone younger."


Desmond Carrington (right) broadcasts live from a home studio, assisted by producer David Aylott


Carrington broadcasts live from a home studio set up in his farm in Scotland. Every Friday at 19:00, he opens with the introduction: "Evening all, from home in Perthshire."


An hour later, he brings the show to a close by telling his cat, "All right, Sam, out you go," and signs off with his trademark phrase: "Bye just now. He traditionally plays a handpicked selection of music from the 1920s to the present day - although post-war recordings feature most frequently.


On television, he landed the role of "heart-throb" Doctor Anderson for the embryonic ITV (for London, then  known as Associated Rediffusion) medical soap opera Emergency Ward 10 which racked up huge audiences of over 19 million viewers in the 1960s.

His weekly Friday evening programme, The Music Goes Round, has been broadcast on Radio 2 for 35 years - although it first appeared on Sunday afternoons under the title All Time Greats.



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