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Date of Birth 23 May 1926Bromley, Kent, England, UK
Date of Death 1 February 2017Perth, Scotland, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameDesmond Herbert Carrington

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Desmond Carrington was born on May 23, 1926 in Bromley, Kent, England as Desmond Herbert Carrington. He was an actor, known for Emergency-Ward 10 (1957), Calamity the Cow (1967) and The People at No. 19 (1949). He died on February 1, 2017 in Perth, Scotland.

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Has been broadcasting since 1945, when he effectively conned Ceylon's British Forces Broadcasting station - Radio SEAC - in Colombo into believing he was highly experienced in the field. A fellow DJ was David Jacobs; the two struck up a lifelong friendship.
Has been regularly broadcasting a weekly BBC Radio 2 series since Sunday 4th October 1981; originally entitled "Radio 2's All-Time Greats" it is now "The Music Goes Round", broadcast live from the studio at his Scottish home.
In the 1960s, spent four years fronting UK television's 'Swap' advertisements for Daz washing powder.
His extensive radio career includes stints with the BBC Drama Repertory Company, Radio Luxembourg, and the BBC Light Programme (including "Album Time", "Movie-Go-Round" and "Housewives' Choice"). In addition to his regular weekly show, he also presented "After Seven", "Iconic Fifties" and "Icons of the 50s" for BBC Radio 2 during the 2000s and 2010s.
In 1989 Desmond won an International Award for his radio scripts and production.
Voted British Radio Personality of the Year 1991.
A former resident of Pluckley in Kent - which gained a Guinness Book of Records entry as the "most haunted village in Britain" - he confessed to cheerily fabricating a string of ghost stories about the area for a 1950s "TV Times" interview with journalist Bill Evans.

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