Roy was a star at Samuel Whitbread

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Popular TV entertainer Roy Castle, perhaps best known for hosting the programme Record Breakers, staged a charity show at Samuel Whitbread Upper School in Clifton, 25 years ago this week.

Talented Roy, who tragically died young of lung cancer, appeared in front of a large audience and captivated them with his singing, tap dancing, trumpet paying and tales of the showbusiness world at an evening that was described by head teacher Roger Owen as “a huge success”.

The event raised £800 for Music Therapy, a charity for disabled children.

Roy joined a list of stars who visited the school that included Benny Green, Georgie Fame and Terry Lightfoot.