My Teenage Diary

My Teenage Diary : Adolescent musings from Series 1-8 of the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series

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Forty-five episodes from Series 1-8 of the Sony Award-winning BBC Radio comedy show, hosted by Rufus Hound.

In this hilarious and revealing show, host Rufus Hound invites his guests to revisit their formative years by dusting off their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time. From terrible poetry, musings on pop music and cringeworthy crushes, to fond recollections of schooldays and exotic holidays, to poignant and searingly honest confessions, these extracts reveal the secret thoughts, feelings and experiences of a host of well-known celebrities - before they became famous.

Among the contributors are Richard Herring, Shappi Khorsandi, Sheila Hancock, Meera Syal, Arabella Weir, Robert Webb, Caitlin Moran, Ken Livingstone, Terry Wogan, Alex Horne, Lionel Shriver, Michael Rosen, Ian Rankin, Debbie McGee and John Finnemore.

As they delve into the past and reflect on their youth, will they be filled with nostalgia, or embarrassment? What would they say to their younger selves? And what song will they choose to sum up their teenage years? Find out all this - and a lot more besides - in these surprising, insightful and hugely entertaining shows.

Produced by Harriet Jaine
Executive Producer: Aled Evans
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4

Episodes:

Series 1
Richard Herring
Russell Kane
Shappi Khorsandi
Steve Hall
Josie Long
Jenny Eclair

Series 2
Sheila Hancock
Victoria Coren
Meera Syal
Rob Deering
Phil Nichol

Series 3
Michael Winner
Janet Street-Porter
Jo Caulfield
Arabella Weir

Series 4
Robert Webb
Caitlin Moran
Jackie Kay
Toby Young
Rhona Cameron
Julia Donaldson

Series 5
Ken Livingstone
Vanessa Feltz
Sarfraz Mansoor
Rachel Johnson
Janet Ellis
Kate Mosse

Series 6
Terry Wogan
Chris Difford
Oona King
Robert Newman
Lucy Worsley
Alex Horne

Series 7
Robert Peston
Lionel Shriver
Michael Rosen
Samira Ahmed
Chris Packham

2017 Special
Ian Rankin

Series 8
Debbie McGee
John Finnemore
Anneka Rice
Pippa Evans
Gyles Brandreth
Helen Lederer
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Product details

  • BBC Digital Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1787530426
  • 9781787530423

About Various

Rufus Hound has co-hosted Glastonbury and Top of the Pops with Fearne Cotton, sparred with Marcus Brigstocke on Argumental, done silly things with Keith Lemon on Celebrity Juice, said some quite interesting things on QI, picked apart the polls on 8 Out of 10 Cats, shown off his business nous in The Apprentice: You're Fired and presented his own Channel 4 show, My Funniest Year. Despite all these TV appearances, Rufus's first love will always be live stand-up and he's had plenty of practice putting down hecklers. TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation's favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his 'outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences', and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking.

Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.

Caitlin Moran is the eldest of eight children, home-educated on a council estate in Wolverhampton, believing that if she were very good and worked very hard, she might one day evolve into Bill Murray.

She published a children's novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, and became a columnist at The Times at 18. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. At one point, she was also Interviewer and Critic of the Year - which is good going for someone who still regularly mistypes 'the' as 'hte'. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards' Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and is currently being adapted as a movie. She co-wrote two series of the Rose d'Or-winning Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves with her sister, Caroline.

Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 23, and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as 'a very sexual humanitarian'.

Meera Syal, CBE, is one of our most acclaimed actors and writers of stage and screen. She starred in the hit series The Kumars at No. 42 and recently in the BBC film of David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress. She is currently in David Hare's play Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre, and in the latest series of Broadchurch. Meera is also known for her funny, sharp and provocative fiction. Her two earlier novels are Anita and Me (a national curriculum set text) and Life Isn't all Ha Ha Hee Hee. The House of Hidden Mothers is her long-awaited third novel. Multi-award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter RUSSELL KANE is best known for the BBC Sounds podcast, Evil Genius which has become a flagship show and was the best performing original podcast on the platform. Russell's other podcast, Boys Don't Cry, also features regularly on the iTunes podcast chart.

Recent TV appearances include The Apprentice You're Fired, Antiques Roadtrip, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Love Island Aftersun, Comedians Giving Lectures, 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Crystal Maze and Celebrity Juice.

Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in one year.

Russell is currently touring his sell-out show The Fast and The Curious throughout UK, Ireland and Scandanavia as well as continuing his ever-popular topical online rants 'Kaneings'.

Shappi Khorsandi is one of the country's finest comedians, having launched herself back in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker.

Shappi's career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, The Graham Norton Show and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. She is the author of the bestselling childhood memoir, A Beginner's Guide To Acting English which tells the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK.

Nina is Not OK is her first novel.
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