Petula Clark at the BBC 11 November 2022: Friday on BBC Four

Petula Clark at the BBC 11 November 2022: Friday on BBC Four 11

As the legendary Petula Clark prepares to celebrate her ninetieth birthday, we look back on an extraordinary career that has stretched across eight decades and made her one of our most popular, successful and enduring stars.

This collection of Petula’s finest moments at the BBC ranges from 21st-century performances with Jools Holland on Later right back to the 1940s when ‘Britain’s Shirley Temple’ was just a teenager, showcasing her talents on early broadcasts from Alexandra Palace.

The journey from child star to icon of British entertainment includes years as one of the biggest names in television and West End musicals like The Sound of Music, as well as huge chart success, both in the UK and across Europe, especially in France where her star shone almost as brightly as it did here.

Featuring much-loved classics like Downtown, Don’t Sleep in the Subway, This Is My Song and many more, this is a birthday celebration that Petula fans will not want to miss.



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1 Response

  1. Mike Jones says:

    Petula was not only a star in Europe and the U.K. .she was the first British female to top the American charts twice ,the first British female to be voted top female singer in the USA by Cashbox in 1966,the first British female to win two Grammy awards for her hit singles Downtown and I know a Place ,and the first British female star to sell a million copies in France Germany and the USA .In 1968 she was awarded the MIDEM Music trade award for WORLD record sales along side the Beatles and Herb Alpert

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