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The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 03 Sep 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 11.05pm
  • Week: 

    Week 36 2016 : Sat 03 Sep - Fri 09 Sep
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Richard Carpenter, at the piano, leads us through this 90 minute documentary special, celebrating the best-loved songs of the biggest-selling sister and brother act in music history. 
Together the Carpenters crafted a unique songbook; from Top Of The World to We’ve Only Just Begun, Please Mr Postman to (They Long To Be) Close To You, Rainy Days And Mondays to Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft. 
It’s a story which charts the extraordinary journey of the band - from the highs of multi million-selling number one singles to devastating personal lows culminating with the tragic loss of Karen Carpenter, aged just 32. 
The programme also reveals the results of an exclusive ITV poll to find out which song from Richard and Karen Carpenter’s 13 year chart reign has been voted the Nation’s Favourite. 
Alongside Richard, the programme also hears from those who knew the Carpenters best, from friends and collaborators such as Burt Bacharach and Petula Clark, to famous fans including Nicole Scherzinger, The Corrs and Myleene Klass.