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Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong, quizmaster, actor and occasional oboist, choreographer Arlene Phillips and the jungle music DJ who gave up a career in music to found a community of runners.

Alexander Armstrong, quizmaster, actor, classically trained baritone and occasional oboist shares his love of music and llamas.

Arlene Phillips left home at 22 to follow a career in dance. She founded the dance troupe Hot Gossip, courting controversy with Mary Whitehouse, and went on to work with a string of artists from Aretha Franklin to Robbie Williams and choreographed Hollywood films and West End shows.

Charlie Dark grew up listening to pirate radio in his bedroom and by the time he was a teenager he was sneaking out to attend illegal warehouse parties. He soon became a successful jungle music DJ and travelled the world but he gave it all up to found a group of runners who give back to their community.

Plus Paddy Ashdown shares his Inheritance Tracks and remembers how a failing pig farm irrevocably altered the future of his family.

Arlene Phillips is featured in the book 'Dogs and Their Faithful Celebrities' by the Dogs Trust
Alexander Armstrong's CD 'Upon a Different Shore' is out now

Producer: Steven Williams

Editor: Karen Dalziel.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Oct 2016 09:00

22 October 2016

22 October 2016

L-R Aasmah, Ralph Watson, Charlie Dark, Arlene Phillips, Alexander Armstrong, Richard.


Role Contributor
Producer Steven Williams
Editor Karen Dalziel
Interviewed Guest Alexander Armstrong
Interviewed Guest Arlene Phillips
Interviewed Guest Charlie Dark
Interviewed Guest Paddy Ashdown


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