The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the creator, writer and producer of two of British television's most enduring and influential series - Grange Hill and Brookside.
Phil Redmond will be talking to Sue Lawley about his Liverpool roots and his rise from a poor working-class background to become one of the country's highest-paid television executives. He'll also be discussing how the programmes he produces continue to attract controversy, criticism and audiences and what he thinks of the future for radio and television.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Theme From Brookside by Steve Wright & Mike Timoney
Book: (Instead of Shakespeare) Collected works by Charles Dickens
Alternative to Bible: None - Bible not taken
Luxury: Magnifying glass
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|Interviewed Guest||Phil Redmond|