Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Desert Island Discs was created by Roy Plomley in 1942, and the format is simple: a guest is invited by Kirsty Young to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island


Arlene Phillips

June 28th, 2009

Episode 51 of 579 episodes

Kirsty Young's castaway is the choreographer, Arlene Phillips. In a career spanning 40 years, she set up the dance group Hot Gossip and has masterminded numerous music videos and West End shows. Already one of the country's leading choreographers, the hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing then turned her into a household name. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Dinah Washington Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Luxury: Tweezers.

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