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Mary Portas

Mary Portas

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First broadcast: Sun 10 Jan 2010

Retail expert, Broadcaster

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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Van Morrison

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Van Morrison

Queen of the Slipstream

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Vincenzo Bellini

3.

Castaway's favourite

Vincenzo Bellini

Casta diva (from Norma)

Soloist: Maria Callas

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Book

Works by Rumi

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Luxury item

A set of different fragrances from the people I love'

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