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Len Goodman – one-time professional dancer and now a judge on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show – joined Danny Wallace on the DNA-list this week.
Cherie Blair was launched into the public eye in 1997 as the wife of new Prime Minister – Tony Blair. However professionally, Cherie Blair is known as Cherie Booth QC and is an English barrister.
Bill Bailey is oneof the UK’s funniest stand-up comedian, musician and actor, known for appearing on ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, ‘QI’, and ‘Black Books’ as well as his stand up comedy. He is a self proclaimed “confused hippie” with “thin goatee and long hair”. Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003, and in 2007 he was voted number seven on Channel 4’s hundred greatest stand-ups.
Danny Wallace talks to actress Patsy Kensit about her life and influences.
Ray Mears is a British author who over the last decade has become recognised throughout the world as an expert on the subject of bushcraft and survival techniques. He has also become a household name through his television series: Ray Mears’ Bushcraft, World of Survival and Extreme Survival and more recently Wild Food.
Mark Forrest talks to TV presenter Richard Madeley about his life and influences.
From working in an office to creating the award-winning comedy, The Office – and now starring in a Hollywood movie – Ricky Gervais is one of Britain's best-known personalities. But who are the people who helped him get where he is today? Mark Forrest finds out this week on the DNA-List.
Renowned chef, Raymond Blanc, joins Danny Wallace on the DNA-list this week. Alongside some amusing tales from the kitchen, hear about about how Maman Blanc’s cooking has led to a lifetime inspiration of healthy cooking for Raymond and how his varied career path paved the way to becoming a world class chef.
Geraldine Estelle Halliwell, probably best known as former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell has achieved a lot more than being one of the top selling recording artists in the 1990s with the girl group the Spice Girls, which became one of the most successful girl groups of all time, selling in excessof 55 million records worldwide. As well as being a suceessful singer, Geri is a songwriter, children’s author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.
On the show find out why Deborah considers herself to be her main source of inspiration in life and how the support of her sister encouraged her to pursue an entrepreneurial career. Plus learn about the key values which Deborah considers to be important and her pet hates within the world of business.
Michael Portillo reveals why he thinks there is very little difference between politics and showbusiness and gives an insight into life within the House of Commons with an interesting tale of how Margaret Thatcher’s presence was felt as soon as she entered into the room.
From the customer in the TVR factory who initially spotted his talent through to the film director who cast him into his first broadway show, Alfie identifies the individuals who have helped to shape his singing career and inspired his decisions along the way.
From early memories of his primary school teacher, Mrs Wilkinson through to the individuals later on in life who shaped his acting career, Joseph Fiennes joins Danny Wallace on the DNA-List this Sunday to reveal the people who have been a source of inspiration throughout his life.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Classic FM
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Sep 14th, 2008
Latest Episode
Dec 8th, 2008
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
13
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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