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Darcey Bussell

Dame Darcey Bussell joins Jenni Murray to look back over a career of more than 20 years dancing in the Royal Ballet.

Dame Darcey Bussell joins Jenni to look back over a career of over 20-years dancing in the Royal Ballet before becoming a judge for Strictly Come Dancing. She will celebrate her 50th birthday next year and will be sharing tales of her amazing career so far, the ballet, being photographed by Lord Anthony Snowdon and Mario Testino, flying in on a phoenix at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012 and why dance should be thriving in state schools.

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Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Laura Northedge

Interviewed guest: Darcey Bussell
Interviewed guest: Dr Avrum Bluming
Interviewed guest: Dr Olwen Williams
Interviewed Guest: Angelina Namiba

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