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Classic Desert Island Discs: Cilla Black

Another chance to listen to the singer and presenter speaking to Sue Lawley in 1988.

Another chance to listen to the singer and television presenter speaking to Sue Lawley in 1988. Cilla Black reveals her three remaining burning ambitions in life: to make a number-one record, to become a grandmother and to be treated as a real sex symbol - all this with 25 years of singing and compering success behind her. The matchmaker supreme also talks about her legendary early days in Liverpool, her subsequent career and her family.

Favourite track: The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
Book: Fables by Aesop
Luxury: Manicure set and nail varnish

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