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Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond


First broadcast: Sun 15 Jan 1995

Screenwriter, Television producer

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]


Ralph Vaughan Williams


Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Lark Ascending

Soloist: Pinchas Zukerman Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

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Ludwig van Beethoven


Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' - Ode to Joy

Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

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Steve Wright & Mike Timoney


Castaway's favourite

Steve Wright & Mike Timoney

Theme From Brookside

Carl Orff


Carl Orff

O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

Orchestra: The Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus Conductor: Riccardo Muti

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(Instead of Shakespeare) The complete works by Charles Dickens

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Religious text

None Taken

Luxury item

Magnifying glass

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