Meera Syal (Author, Reader) 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. Anil Gupta (Author) Anil Gupta is a British writer and producer. Among his producing credits for radio and television are the series Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No. 42, The Office, Citizen Khan and Bromwell High.