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Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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Personal Journals 25
Society & Culture 180

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

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Hilary Devey

October 28th, 2012

Episode 281 of 573 episodes

Hilary Devey, businesswoman and TV star is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs. The very incarnation of entrepreneurial spirit, Hilary Devey built a haulage network business from scratch, which now employs nearly eight thousand people and has an annual turnover of 100 million. She has a successful media career and is one of the current incumbents of the TV programme Dragons Den. The real drama in her life has happened off screen. The skeleton in her parents' closet reappeared in her own life. She's been married and divorced three times, her only child has battled drug addiction and a severe stroke nearly killed her in 2009. Despite this, she remains ambitious and energetic in the business world and says that there's no such thing as a glass ceiling. Producer: Alison Hughes.

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