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The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song

of the nation’s favourite songs by brother-and-sister pop duo The Carpenters, but it’s more of a documentary about Richard and Karen Carpenter
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This is ostensibly a countdown of the nation's favourite songs by brother-and-sister pop duo The Carpenters, but it's more of a documentary about Richard and Karen Carpenter

This is ostensibly a countdown of the nation’s favourite songs by brother-and-sister pop duo The Carpenters, but it’s more of a documentary about Richard and Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame, from their first record in 1969 – a ballad-style version of The Beatles' Ticket to Ride – through to Karen's death in 1983.

Star fans, including Petula Clark, Jim and Andrea Corr and Kate Garraway, share the love, while music legends Herb Alpert and Burt Bacharach recall working with the siblings.

The highlight is Richard sharing stories of his sister, who was just 32 when she died. As he poignantly says: 'Hell, we were just warming up.'