Mary Portas

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Kirsty Young's castaway is Mary Portas.

She's made an art-form out of turning heads, and her galleries have been the enormous plate-glass windows of Harrods, Topshop and Harvey Nichols.

These days she brings retail therapy to small traders, helping them to hold their own against the high street's big names.

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45 minutes

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Fri 15 Jan 2010 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestMary Portas

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