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Sarah Doukas

Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Agency, joins Kirsty Young to choose her Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the founder of Storm model agency, Sarah Doukas.

She has never, she says, had a normal career - after running away from school, she ran bric-a-brac stalls in London and Paris and then lived in America before returning to Britain. She enjoyed a stint as a model herself (her speciality, at only five feet two inches tall, was perching on car bonnets so they seemed bigger in advertising pictures). But she discovered she had a knack for spotting future talent and is best known for finding a 14 year old Kate Moss and turning her into an international star. "I'm a terrible old rocker" she says, "I always knew my life would be unconventional."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: Mercy Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye
Book: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Luxury: A photo album of all my family.

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45 minutes

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Fri 15 Oct 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Marvin Gaye

      Mercy Mercy Me

      Composer: Marvin Gaye

      • Best of Marvin Gaye.
      • Motown.
  • Enrico Caruso

    O Sole Mio

    Composer: Di Capua

    • Caruso in Song.
    • Nimbus.
  • Small Faces

    Itchycoo Park

    Composer: Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane

    • Best Sixties album in the world.
    • EMI.
  • Leonard Cohen


    Composer: L Cohen

    • Leonard Cohen: Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
  • Otis Redding

    (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

    Composer: Otis Redding/Steve Cropper

    • Best Sixties album in the world.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Hawley

    Open Up Your Door

    Composer: Richard Hawley

    • Richard Hawley Truelove’s Gutter.
    • Mute.
  • Caetano Veloso

    Cucurrucucu Paloma

    Composer: Alberto Iglesias & Vicente Amigo

    • Hable Con Ella.
    • Milan.
  • Miles Davis

    The Doo Bop Song

    Composer: Miles Davis, Easy Mo Bee

    • Miles Davis: Doo-Bop.
    • Warner.
  • Book Choice

    • The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin

  • Luxury Choice

    • A photo album of all my family


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Sarah Doukas


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