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Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 28 Jun 2009

Dancer, Choreographer

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]

Choices

Lou Reed

1.

Lou Reed

Walk on the Wild Side

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Carl Orff

2.

Carl Orff

O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

Soloist: Lucia Popp, John Van Kerstern, Hermann Prey Orchestra: Munich Radio Orchestra Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn

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Camille Saint-Saëns

3.

Camille Saint-Saëns

The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)

Soloist: Pascal Rogé , Cristina Ortiz Orchestra: London Sinfonietta Conductor: Charles Dutoit

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Dinah Washington

4.

Castaway's favourite

Dinah Washington

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Others who chose this artist

Johann Pachelbel

5.

Johann Pachelbel

Canon in D major

Soloist: Leonard Slatkin Orchestra: The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

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Lon Satton & Ray Shell

7.

Lon Satton & Ray Shell

I am the Starlight

Ella Fitzgerald

8.

Ella Fitzgerald

Someone to Watch Over Me

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Book

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Luxury item

Tweezers

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